Madagascar: Country Profile

Madagascar’s recurrent political crisis in the last decade has greatly affected the country’s development and contributed to a deterioration in living standards. Its impacts are felt in almost all areas: political, socio-economic and cultural, and also in...

The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) is the flagship employment programme of the Government of India. With an expenditure of about USD 59 Billion from its inception in 2006 until now, MGNREGA covers 245 million people as registered beneficiaries in India. The article in the link summarises the findings on a research study on the effects of MGNREGA on labour market and labour migration in India

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UNICEF Angola promoting south-south and triangular cooperation between water utilities to improving and expanding service to the most in need

The consortium of pubic water operators Vitens Evides International (VEI) from The Netherlands and FIPAG from Mozambique has been awarded a 1-year Water Operators' Partnership (WOP, www.gwopa.org ), as a south-south and triangular technical cooperation...

The symposium is organized by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA), in collaboration with the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UN- ESCWA) and the Pacific Water Research Centre of Simon Frazier University, Vancouver Canada.

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The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has had to reduce the number of dwellings that can be restored under its home repair programme for St. Maarten. The original number of 500 homes has been decreased to 150.

Dutch Minister of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations Kajsa Ollongren stated this in an update on the status of the early recovery projects in St. Maarten she sent to the Second Chamber of the Dutch Parliament on Friday.

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World Water Day on 22 March serves to remind people that clean water cannot be taken for granted. In Mali, for example, over 40 per cent of the population has no access to clean drinking water and only one in five has access to sanitation. This is also due to the fact that since 2002 the rural water supply in the West African country has been organised decentrally; however, the municipalities continue to lack the required knowledge and infrastructure.

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The overall objective of this course is to lay out the conceptual and strategic framework for the promotion of integrated approaches that create jobs, income security, and climate resilience through green works and public employment programmes (public works).  More specifically, the course will focus on current policy debates arising from climate change adaptation and the implementation of a just transition for all through such labour based public employment programmes.

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The research group on Social Protection for Inclusive Development in Afar (SPIDA) hosted a national conference on “Social Protection as a pathway for inclusive development among the pastoral and agro-pastoralist communities in Africa” in Adigrat, the Afar region state of Ethiopia on 25-26 November 2017.  The objective of the conference was to disseminate findings and recommendations of two-year research project on the implementation and impact of the Productive Safety Net Pr

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Are the effects of antipoverty policies heterogeneous across geographical clusters? If so, do contextual factors affect these differences? This paper addresses these questions by examining the effects of a conditional cash transfer (CCT) program in Brazil. While extensive research has been conducted on the evaluation of the mean impacts of CCTs on human development, research examining the heterogeneity of the effects across areas and its determinants is lacking. This is a crucial issue as CCT programs are now implemented in many countries that are large and geographically heterogeneous.

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