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Author: Tatyana Soubbotina
Publisher: World Bank
Keywords: learning, resources, series, wbi, development, growth, introduction, sustainable, economic
Number of Pages: 280
Published: 2004-06-01
ISBN-10: 0821359339
ISBN-13: 9780821359334

What is development? And what does it take to make development sustainable? How can we measure and compare levels of development for different countries? The author of Beyond Economic Growth challenges readers to find their own answers to these complex questions by analyzing and synthesizing information on a range of critical and interrelated development issues: population growth, economic growth, equity, poverty, hunger, education, health, industrialization, privatization, trade, foreign investment, international aid, climate change, the Millennium Development Goals, and more. Why is world p
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Author: Meera Shekar
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Keywords: large, scale, action, strategy, development, nutrition, central, repositioning
Number of Pages: 274
Published: 2006
ISBN-10: 0821363999
ISBN-13: 9780821363997

Persistent malnutrition is contributing not only to widespread failure to meet the first MDG ”to halve poverty and hunger ”but to meet other goals in maternal and child health, HIV/AIDS, education, and gender equity. The choice is now between continuing to fail, or to finally make nutrition central to development. Underweight prevalence among children is the key indicator for measuring progress on non-income poverty and malnutrition remains the world's most serious health problem and the single biggest contributor to child mortality. Nearly a third of children in the developing world are e
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Author: Stuart Gillespie
Publisher: Intl Food Policy Res Inst
Keywords: responses, challenges, hunger, poverty, aids
Number of Pages: 375
Published: 2006
ISBN-10: 0896297586
ISBN-13: 9780896297586

Socio-economic characteristics of individuals afflicted by AIDS-Related Prime-Age mortality in Zambia; HIV/AIDS, household income and consumption dynamics in Malawi; Labour market and wage impacts of HIV/AIDS in rural Malawi; An enduring or dying peasantry?: interactive impact of famine and HIV/AIDS in rural Malawi; Understanding Rwandan agricultural households?: strategies to deal with prime age illness and death: a propensity score matching approach; Chronically Ill households, food security, and coping strategies in rural Zimbabwe; HIV/AIDS and the agricultural sector in eastern and souther
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Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: eBookDB.org
Keywords: twist, oliver
Number of Pages: 362
Published: 2002-12-30
eBookDB-ID: EBDB424537

Even those who have never read a line of Dickens recognize Oliver Twist s cry of the heart, Please, sir, may I have some more? Young Oliver s creator knew all too well the pain of hunger in Oliver Twist, one of his best-loved novels, Dickens portrayed his own youthful experience of Victorian London s unspeakable squalor. A profound social critic, he focused in this novel on the interrelationship of poverty and crime, depicting Oliver s unwilling but inevitable involvement with the scabrous gang of thieves masterminded by the loathsome Fagin and ably abetted by Jack Dawkins, the Artful Dodger.
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Author: Kym Anderson
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Keywords: poverty, inequality, distortions, price, agricultural
Number of Pages: 544
Published: 2010-03-16
ISBN-10: 0821381849
ISBN-13: 9780821381847

The prices of farm products are crucial determinants of the extent of poverty and inequality in the world.The vast majority of the world's poorest households depend to a considerable extent on farming for their incomes, while food represents a large component of the consumption of all poor households. For generations, food prices have been heavily distorted by government policies in high-income and developing countries. Many countries began to reform their agricultural price and trade policies in the 1980s, but government policy intervention is still considerable and still favors farmers in hi
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Author: Luc J. A. Mougeot
Publisher: IDRC
Keywords: para, desarrollo, sostenible, urbana, agricultura, mejores, ciudades, cultivando
Number of Pages: 134
Published: 2006-07-01
ISBN-10: 1552502287
ISBN-13: 9781552502280

This is the Spanish edition of "Growing Better Cities". The United Nations predicts that over the next 25 years nearly all population growth will be in the cities of the developing world. At current rates, 60% of the world "s total population will live in cities by 2030. As the cities grow, so does the number of urban poor. Unemployment, hunger, and malnutrition are commonplace. In the big city, most of any cash income the poor might bring home goes to feeding themselves and staying alive; any food that does not have to be bought is a bonus. As a result, more and more people are attempting to
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Author: World Bank
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Keywords: sourcebook, management, land, sustainable
Number of Pages: 196
Published: 2008-05
ISBN-10: 082137432X
ISBN-13: 9780821374320

Policies promoting pro-poor agricultural growth are the key to helping countries achieve the Millennium Development Goals-especially the goal of halving poverty and hunger by 2015. The public sector, private sector, and civil society organizations are working to enhance productivity and competitiveness of the agricultural sector to reduce rural poverty and sustain the natural resource base. The pathways involve participation by rural communities, science and technology, knowledge generation and further learning, capacity enhancement, and institution building.Sustainable land management (SLM)-a
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