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Large parts of East Africa are facing a food crisis of huge proportions. More than 12 million people in Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, and the newly-formed Republic of South Sudan have been left in need of food, water and emergency healthcare because of one of the worst droughts in 60 years. This edition of the Inclusive Growth Bulletin addresses the major challenges for achieving inclusive and sustainable growth in the Region as well as in other developing countries: More...
1)Integrating Public Works and Cash Transfers in Ethiopia: Implications for Social Protection, Employment and Decent Work
By Maikel Lieuw-Kie-Song
What is the relevance of Ethiopia’s Productive Safety Net Programme (PSNP), the second largest social protection programme in Africa, for other countries, especially for India, Brazil and South Africa (IBSA)? Are there policy lessons to be noted and operational innovations to be learned from? This paper aims at answering these questions by reviewing and analysing the employment and social-protection aspects of PSNP.
Working Paper #84
Summary version: One Pager #132
2) Snakes and Ladders, Buffers and Passports: Rethinking Poverty, Vulnerability and Wellbeing
By Andy Sumner and Rich Mallett
The study reviews the literature on vulnerability and asks how a complement to more traditional ways of understanding poverty, a “three-dimensional human wellbeing” approach, might contribute to the analysis of vulnerability. Much research to date has tended to view vulnerability by discipline or sector, yet individuals and households experience multiple, interacting and sometimes compound vulnerabilities. A realigned analytical lens is thus useful to bring together the various intellectual strands involved in multi-dimensional vulnerability analysis.
Working Paper #83
Summary version:One Pager #131
IPC-IG One Pagers for the first time published in Turkish
Women's earning power and wellbeing
By Nanak Kakwani, Hyun H. Son
Within a household a unitary decision model is not often realistic. This paper analyses the role of women in their households’ wellbeing and decision-making, stating that women’s participation and recognition is related to their earnings.
One Pager # 19
South-South Cooperation in Times of Global Economic Crisis
By Michelle Morais de Sa e Silva
This One Pager discusses some future scenarios and argues that the very principle of South-South
learning is likely to survive.
One Pager # 76
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Special coverage: East Africa Food Crisis
Understanding the importance of smallholder agriculture
The region surrounding Somalia, Ethiopia and northern Kenya is now being referred to as the “triangle of death”. This area has experienced the worst regional drought in sixty years and one third of the population (2.85 million) needs urgent humanitarian assistance.
Check here what IPC-IG has to say about food security as an essential component of eradicating hunger.
Learn more about the food security policy context in India, Brazil and South Africa here.
IPC-IG's research on Market alternatives for smallholder farmers in food security initiatives: Lessons from Brazil was mentioned in
the Supplement to the 2010 Annual Statistical Report on United Nations Procurement. The Brazilian food acquisition programme was quoted as an innovative case study of procurement to advance the Millennium Development Goal # 1 - Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger.
Launched new publication series on water and poverty reduction
Small-Scale Water Providers in Kenya:
Pioneers or Predators?
This first study examines what role mall-scale private water providers play in ensuring affordable, safe and reliable water supply. It finds that small-scale providers increase water supply coverage and reduce time poverty.
Click here to access IPC-IG publications that help understand why access to safe water is important for poverty reduction.
Video interview presents key issues for understanding food security
What are the issues behind food security? Which countries are showing progress in providing their peoples with adequate access to alimentation? How did those nations achieve such successes? These and other questions are addressed by IPC-IG senior researcher Darana Souza, whose research is focused on developing and emerging countries, such as Brazil, India and South Africa.
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