Pro-poor Development & Inequality

A World to Gain

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A new agenda for aid, trade and investment.

The document attached is the official translation of the policy note 'Wat de wereld verdient', as presented to the Dutch parliament by Minister for International Trade and Development Cooperation Liliane Ploumen on the fifth of April 2013.

World development report 2014: risk and opportunity - managing risk for development

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The WDR 2014 argues that risk management can be a powerful instrument for development—not only by building people’s resilience and thus reducing the effects of adverse events but also by allowing them to take advantage of opportunities for improvement. This presentation at the UK launch of the report clarifies the importance, objectives and components of risk management, and what these imply for all societal levels, ranging from the individual to the international community.

Empowering smallholder farmers in markets: Experiences with farmer-led research for advocacy

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Authors: Ton, G. & Proctor, F.
Publication date: 2013

The Empowering Smallholder Farmers in Markets programme (ESFIM) creates a space for learning-by-doing on institutional modalities to bridge the gap between the research community and national farmer organisations on issues relating to smallholder market access.

This book describes the dynamics in eleven countries that were included in the programme between 2008 and 2013. Chapter 11 focuses on ESFIM’s impact on capacities for evidence-based advocacy.

Work with us: how people and organisations can catalyse sustainable change

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Authors: Burns, D. et alii.
Publication date: 2013

The main focus of this report is to understand how positive change can happen from the perspectives of people living in greatest poverty and marginalisation and what can be done to promote this change. 

Accenture: Convergence Economy: Rethinking International Development in a Converging World

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Authors: Bulloch, G. ; Lacy, P. & Jurgens, C. (for Accenture)
Publication Date: 2011 

This new paper by Accenture Development Partnerships focuses on the newly emergent roles and alliances of corporate, governmental and non-governmental actors to systemically address development challenges. It aims to offer as a platform for dialogue, debate and action that catalyzes real impact through accelerating the alignment of global market forces and international development.

The World Bank: A Unified Approach to Measuring Poverty and Inequality -Theory and Practice : Streamlined Analysis with ADePT Software

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Authors: James, F. et alii. (for The World Bank)
Publication date: 2013

This World Bank publication is an introduction to the theory and practice of measuring poverty and inequality, as well as a user's guide for analyzing income or consumption distribution for any standard household dataset using the World Bank's ADePT software.

ODI: Eradicating global poverty: a noble goal, but how do we measure it?

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In the context of the widespread support for a continued poverty focus after 2015 and the persistent challenges of measuring extreme poverty, ODI has asked several experts to make proposals as to how to measure poverty in a post-2015 agreement.

This second ODI working paper shares their contributions, which show some consensus but also several areas of contention.

ODI Old age, disability and mental health: data issues for a post-2015 framework

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Authors: Samman, E. & Rodriguez-Takeuchi, L.K.

Publication Date: 2013

Inequalities associated with old age, disability and mental health issues did not feature in the MDGs. This ODI Background Note argues that these inequalities should be considered salient sources of group-based difference.

Wageningen lustrum book: Food for all

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Wageningen University celebrates its 95th Dies Natalis in 2013. To mark the occasion the theme Food for All: Sustainable nutrition security is selected. This book provides an overview of the theme, followed by a number of illustrations from our research. As the theme is very wide and so many scientists contribute to it, a selection has been made that broadly covers the types of research conducted at Wageningen UR in this domain. A short indication of the education activities is given as well. At the end Rector Magnificus Martin Kropff gives an outlook on future approaches.

The Broker: Food security findings captured

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After the Broker's three-month debate on food security, the report with the main findings and recommendations is online.