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Progress for the very poor: Evidence from six countries

A multifaceted program causes lasting progress for the very poor: Evidence from six countries.

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Placing women at the centre of the food system

Marc Van Ameringen | “Each year International Women’s Day shines a spotlight on women, putting them at the centre of development and equality efforts. For Read More

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The World Sees Progress Against Undernutrition, but it’s Uneven | Inter Press Service

Jomo Kwame Sundaram, Inter Press Service  | “Nutrition failures are due not only to insufficient food access, but also to poor health conditions and the Read More

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Progress for the very poor: Evidence from six countries

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A multifaceted program causes lasting progress for the very poor: Evidence from six countries.


Placing women at the centre of the food system

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Marc Van Ameringen | “Each year International Women’s Day shines a spotlight on women, putting them at the centre of development and equality efforts. For Read More


The World Sees Progress Against Undernutrition, but it’s Uneven | Inter Press Service

Mauritania 2012 malnutrition

Jomo Kwame Sundaram, Inter Press Service  | “Nutrition failures are due not only to insufficient food access, but also to poor health conditions and the Read More


Nutritional Supplements’ Effects on Health Systems: The Case of Nutributter in Nicaragua

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  Plumpy’nut, Medika Mamba, Nutributter—many of us have heard of these peanut-butter based nutritional supplements, which have, in many ways, revolutionized childhood nutrition interventions in Read More


“Coordinate or Perish”: Can Cell Phones Help Farmers Grow Perishable Crops?

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This is the fifteenth post in our series by students on the job market this year The main theme of my job market paper can be summed in a comment that a farmer made during my primary data collection field trips.”Before I had a cell phone I harvested my crop and then had to wait for a trader to buy my crops; now I talk to the trader and harvest my crops when he will buy it.”-Farmer in rural Pakistan  


Food distribution: a key part of aid for Ebola outbreak

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Providing food distribution in West Africa is not only a key component of aid efforts in the face of an impending food crisis, but also a Read More


Diabetes in China

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“Diabetes has become a major public health crisis in China, with an annual projected cost of 360 billion RMB (almost 60 billion USD) by 2030. Read More


South Sudan heads towards famine

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The Guardian | “Urgent need for peace ignored as another deadline for a deal passes and splinter groups of rebels threaten to spread conflict” South Read More


Acute-on-chronic food insecurity in Guatemala

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  The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) released a report this week predicting a food security crisis in Central America in early 2015 due Read More


Child malnutrition, growth, and development in global health – An interview with Dr. Barry Bogin

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Barry Bogin is a professor of biological anthropology at Loughborough University, U.K. He also is an investigator for The Maya Project, a blend of art and academic Read More


Sahel hunger crisis

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Mark Anderson | The Guardian | July 31 – “Refugees and patchy rains trigger new Sahel hunger crisis.  UN asks for $100m as conflicts drive Read More


South Sudan Conflict Causes Surge In Malnutrition, Aid To Fall Short

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News outlets report on the ongoing conflict in South Sudan and its worsening hunger and aid crisis. Agence France-Presse/News24: At least 7 million need aid in Sudan “Worsening conflict in Darfur and an influx of people fleeing war in South Sudan helped push to almost seven million the number needing aid in Sudan, the U.N.…More


South Sudan Needs Help to Avoid Collapse | allAfrica.com

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allAfrica.com: Juba — South Sudan’s government admitted on Monday that it needs international assistance to avoid collapse in the coming months triggered by the outbreak Read More


Mind the gap: why UN development goals must tackle economic inequality

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By Faiza Shaheen This month we have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to force our governments to face up to an uncomfortable reality – that promises ofsustainable Read More


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