• May 1, 2011

    A poverty line can also be held constant over time and across countries as has been the practice in the specialized literature dealing with global poverty comparisons conducted by the World Bank and UN (e.g. the famous one and two dollars a day per person PPP poverty lines). As argued in this paper, if, for a variety of reasons, PPPs do not equate purchasing power, a more sensible approach for international comparisons would allow the poverty line to be related to changes in the standard of living.

  • Jan 1, 2011

    In this part of the book, we look at the basic building blocks of our topic: the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the notion of rights, especially socio-economic rights, and constitutions

  • Oct 21, 2010

    More than 80 major Sudanese and international stakeholders and actors within the hibiscus value chain gathered on October 21st, 2010 at the Sudanese Chambers of Industries Association. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss key findings of a joint Hibiscus Value Chain Assessment in Western Sudan and to develop recommendations for increasing profits for the mainly female hibiscus farmers while boosting hibiscus exports.

  • Aug 29, 2010

    The Civil Society Index (CSI) is a participatory research project that seeks to assess the status of civil society organisations (CSOs). It is applied by practitioners in civil society and is dedicated to serving their interests globally. The CSI is based on a comprehensive methodology which was developed by CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation and aims at assessing the status of the civil society, as well as creating a database of knowledge that strengthens civil society and bolsters its role

  • Aug 1, 2010

    The major aim of this study is to provide an overview of population levels and trends as well as population policies for the 22 countries and areas of the Arab Region since 1970. The study also considers future population prospects in the Region to mid-century and the implications of these trends for socio-economic development across the Arab Region

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