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Digital libraries for the poor : facilitating bottom-up innovation through video-based learning platform (English)

Community-driven programs in South Asia have traditionally used local facilitators to disseminate information and external best practices. However, the massive scale of these programs has made this strategy both a time-consuming and an expensive exercise. ... See More +

Brief 88008 JAN 01, 2014

Gupta, Abhishek; Shah, Parmesh; Surya, Priya

Enhancing agricultural livelihoods through community institutions in Bihar, India (English)

Bihar is the third most populous state in India with over 100 million inhabitants. The state’s economy is dominated by agriculture: it constitutes 19.2 percent of state’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and employs nearly 75 percent of the labor force. 92.8 percent of the farmers in Bihar are small and marginal (small holders), which is much higher than the all India average of 83.5 percent2. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 76338 JAN 01, 2013

Vutukuru, Vinay Kumar; Shah, Parmesh; Machiraju, Sitaramachandra; Gupta, Abhishek; Behera, Debaraj; Chaudhary, Arvind Kumar

Andhra Pradesh Rural Poverty Reduction Project : community-run centers improve nutrition for women and children (English)

Although India has seen strong economic growth over the past 20 years, child malnutrition rates have remained very high. The prevalence of malnutrition in children under five in India continues to be among the highest in the world, higher even than in Sub Saharan Africa. ... See More +

Brief 71478 JAN 01, 2012

Shah, Parmesh; Durga Chava, Lakshmi

Creating jobs for rural youth in Andhra Pradesh, India (English)

One job per poor rural family. This is the goal of the Employment Generation & Marketing Mission (EGMM), which was established in 2005 by the Andhra Pradesh Rural Poverty Reduction Program (APRPRP). ... See More +

Brief 77215 JAN 01, 2010

Shenoy, Meera; Lakhey, Smriti; Shah, Parmesh

Impact of social accountability mechanisms on achieving service delivery and health development outcomes in Satara District, Maharashtra, India (English)

Satara District Council has an average budget of roughly US$30 million/1,410 million Indian rupees to provide health, nutrition, drinking water, sanitation, and education infrastructure services to its citizens. ... See More +

Brief 67849 NOV 01, 2009

Islam, Moutushi; Shah, Parmesh; Patel, Darshana

Improving the public expenditure outcomes of the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGS) through social accountability interventions in Sirohi District, Rajasthan, India (English)

The National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA), enacted by the government of India in 2006, recognizes employment as a universal legal right for every rural household. ... See More +

Brief 67850 NOV 01, 2009

Chakrabarti, Poulomi; Shah, Parmesh; Patel, Darshana

Improving student enrollment and teacher absenteeism outcomes through social accountability interventions in Nalgonda and Adilabad Districts, Andhra Pradesh, India (English)

Although Andhra Pradesh (AP) has high economic growth, the state's public education system, which most poor children attend, faces several structural issues that hinder its quality. ... See More +

Brief 67851 NOV 01, 2009

Lakhey, Smriti; Shah, Parmesh; Patel, Darshana

Ecologically sound, economically viable : community managed sustainable agriculture in Andhra Pradesh, India (English)

The Green Revolution increased agricultural production for many farmers in India and achieved significant gains in terms of food security. ... See More +

Working Paper 75961 JAN 01, 2009

Pillai, Madhavi; Shah, Parmesh; Raidu, D.V.; Kumara, T. Vijay; Lakhey, Smriti; Killi, Jayaram; Kalavakonda, Vijayasekar

Making markets work for the poor : community-managed procurement centers for small and medium farmers in Andhra Pradesh, India (English)

Small and marginal farmers in rural Andhra Pradesh have been subject to intensive exploitation by moneylenders, traders, and middlemen. Lack of access to the market, lack of power to negotiate prices due to extreme poverty levels, and the daily challenge of meeting minimum subsistence needs had made them vulnerable to unfair terms of trade. ... See More +

Brief 42721 DEC 01, 2007

Rao, K.P.; Kalavakonda, Vijaysekar; Banerjee, Shweta S.; Shah, Parmesh

Community-managed food security enterprises in Andhra Pradesh, India (English)

Rice is a staple food for people in Andhra Pradesh, who buy most of it (70 percent) on the open market and get the balance (30 percent) from the Public Distribution System (PDS). ... See More +

Brief 42729 DEC 01, 2007

Mohan, Vijay; Takada, Mio; Kalavakonda, Vijaysekar; Banerjee, Shweta; Shah, Parmesh

Process monitoring in Andhra Pradesh : an award-winning innovation in project supervision (English)

This note explains that given the limited budgets allocated to supervision activities, supervising World Bank projects has long been a serious challenge-particularly in sprawling rural areas with small poor communities spread out over vast distances. ... See More +

Brief 40399 JUN 01, 2007

Shah, Parmesh; Banerjee, Shweta S.; Larson, Gunnar

Citizen report card surveys : a note on the concept and methodology (English)

This note provides a short summary of the concept and key phases involved in implementing a citizen report card (CRC) survey. CRCs are client feedback surveys that provide a quantitative measure of user perceptions on the quality, efficiency and adequacy of different public services. ... See More +

Brief 28601 FEB 01, 2004

Waglé, Swarnim; Shah, Parmesh; Singh, Janmejay

Participation in public expenditure systems (English)

This note makes an in-depth analysis of public expenditure budget management, and its necessary reforms. The note presents a number of successful cases from around the globe where a framework for participatory public expenditure system is presented, and where civic groups influenced stages budgets processes in a cyclic and interactive manner. ... See More +

Brief 31621 MAR 01, 2003

Wagle, Swarnim; Shah, Parmesh

Voices and choices at a macro level : participation in country-owned poverty reduction strategies - a workshop report (English)

This report shares the knowledge and learning accumulated at the Action Learning Program (ALP) workshop about the range of participatory approaches being applied and tested all over the world at the macro level in poverty diagnostics, public expenditure management, macroeconomic policy formulation and implementation, and monitoring and evaluation. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 41594 FEB 01, 2002

Youssef, Deborah; Shah, Parmesh

A sourcebook for Poverty Reduction Strategies (Vol. 1 of 2) : Core techniques and cross-cutting issues (English)

This sourcebook was written to assist low-income countries with the development and strengthening of their poverty reduction strategies. This book has been designed as a resource for analysis and discourse on poverty reduction policies and programs at the country level. ... See More +

Publication 29800 JAN 01, 2002

Klugman, Jeni [editor]; Coudouel, Aline; Hentschel, Jesko S.; Wodon, Quentin T.; Yitzaki, Shlomo; Prennushi, Giovanna; Rubio, Gloria; Subbarao, Kalanidhi; Christiaensen, Luc; Scott, Christopher; Achikbache, Bahjat; Belkindas, Misha; Dinc, Mustafa; Eele, Graham; Swanson, Eric; Fozzard, Adrian; Holmes, Malcolm; Withers, Kate
; Tikare, Seema; Youssef, Deborah; Donnelly-Roark, Paula; Shah, Parmesh; Girishankar, Navin; Hammergren, Linn; Knack, Stephen; Levy, Brian; Litvack, Jennie; Manning, Nicholas; Messick, Richard; Rinne, Jeffrey; Sutch, Helen; Dongier, Philippe; Domelen, Julie Van; Ostrom, Elinor; Rizvi, Andrea; Wakeman, Wendy; Bebbington, Anthony; Alkire, Sabina; Esmail, Talib; Polski, Margaret; Bamberger, Michael; Blackden, Mark; Fort, Lucia; Manoukian, Violeta; Bojö, Jan; Bucknall, Julia; Hamilton, Kirk; Kishor, Nalin; Kraus, Christiane; Pillai, Poonam; Mozammel, Masud; Zatlokal, Barbara; Ames, Brian; Brown, Ward; Devarajan, Shanta; Izquierdo, Alejandro; Hoekman, Bernard; Michalopoulos, Constantine; Schiff, Maurice; Tarr, David; Cord, Louise; Baharoglu, Deniz; Kessides, Christine; Ezemenari, Kene; Grosh, Margaret; Sherburne-Benz, Lynn; Claeson, Mariam; Griffin, Charles C.; Johnston, Timothy A.; McLachlan, Mildred; Soucat, Agnes L. B.; Wagstaff, Adam; Yazbeck, Abdo S.; Aoki, Aya; Bruns, Barbara; Drabble, Michael; Marope, Mmantsetsa; Mingat, Alain; Moock, Peter; Murphy, Patrick; Paci, Pierella; Patrinos, Harry; Tan, Jee-Peng; Thomas, Christopher; Winter, Carolyn; Yang, Hongyu; Lamech, Ranjit; O'Sullivan, Kyran; Gannon, Colin; Gwilliam, Kenneth; Liu, Zhi; Malmberg-Calvo, Christina; Bosch, Christophe; Hommann, Kirsten; Sadoff, Claudia; Travers, Lee; Kenny, Charles; Navas-Sabater, Juan

A sourcebook for Poverty Reduction Strategies (Vol. 2 of 2) : Macroeconomic and sectoral approaches (English)

This sourcebook was written to assist low-income countries with the development and strengthening of their poverty reduction strategies. This book has been designed as a resource for analysis and discourse on poverty reduction policies and programs at the country level. ... See More +

Publication 29800 JAN 01, 2002

Klugman, Jeni [editor]; Coudouel, Aline; Hentschel, Jesko S.; Wodon, Quentin T.; Yitzaki, Shlomo; Prennushi, Giovanna; Rubio, Gloria; Subbarao, Kalanidhi; Christiaensen, Luc; Scott, Christopher; Achikbache, Bahjat; Belkindas, Misha; Dinc, Mustafa; Eele, Graham; Swanson, Eric; Fozzard, Adrian; Holmes, Malcolm; Withers, Kate
; Tikare, Seema; Youssef, Deborah; Donnelly-Roark, Paula; Shah, Parmesh; Girishankar, Navin; Hammergren, Linn; Knack, Stephen; Levy, Brian; Litvack, Jennie; Manning, Nicholas; Messick, Richard; Rinne, Jeffrey; Sutch, Helen; Dongier, Philippe; Domelen, Julie Van; Ostrom, Elinor; Rizvi, Andrea; Wakeman, Wendy; Bebbington, Anthony; Alkire, Sabina; Esmail, Talib; Polski, Margaret; Bamberger, Michael; Blackden, Mark; Fort, Lucia; Manoukian, Violeta; Bojö, Jan; Bucknall, Julia; Hamilton, Kirk; Kishor, Nalin; Kraus, Christiane; Pillai, Poonam; Mozammel, Masud; Zatlokal, Barbara; Ames, Brian; Brown, Ward; Devarajan, Shanta; Izquierdo, Alejandro; Hoekman, Bernard; Michalopoulos, Constantine; Schiff, Maurice; Tarr, David; Cord, Louise; Baharoglu, Deniz; Kessides, Christine; Ezemenari, Kene; Grosh, Margaret; Sherburne-Benz, Lynn; Claeson, Mariam; Griffin, Charles C.; Johnston, Timothy A.; McLachlan, Mildred; Soucat, Agnes L. B.; Wagstaff, Adam; Yazbeck, Abdo S.; Aoki, Aya; Bruns, Barbara; Drabble, Michael; Marope, Mmantsetsa; Mingat, Alain; Moock, Peter; Murphy, Patrick; Paci, Pierella; Patrinos, Harry; Tan, Jee-Peng; Thomas, Christopher; Winter, Carolyn; Yang, Hongyu; Lamech, Ranjit; O'Sullivan, Kyran; Gannon, Colin; Gwilliam, Kenneth; Liu, Zhi; Malmberg-Calvo, Christina; Bosch, Christophe; Hommann, Kirsten; Sadoff, Claudia; Travers, Lee; Kenny, Charles; Navas-Sabater, Juan

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Digital libraries for the poor : facilitating bottom-up innovation through video-based learning platform (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 88008 Brief
Enhancing agricultural livelihoods through community institutions in Bihar, India (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 76338 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Andhra Pradesh Rural Poverty Reduction Project : community-run centers improve nutrition for women and children (English)
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JAN 01, 2012 71478 Brief
Creating jobs for rural youth in Andhra Pradesh, India (English)
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JAN 01, 2010 77215 Brief
Impact of social accountability mechanisms on achieving service delivery and health development outcomes in Satara District, Maharashtra, India (English)
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NOV 01, 2009 67849 Brief
Improving the public expenditure outcomes of the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGS) through social accountability interventions in Sirohi District, Rajasthan, India (English)
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NOV 01, 2009 67850 Brief
Improving student enrollment and teacher absenteeism outcomes through social accountability interventions in Nalgonda and Adilabad Districts, Andhra Pradesh, India (English)
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NOV 01, 2009 67851 Brief
Ecologically sound, economically viable : community managed sustainable agriculture in Andhra Pradesh, India (English)
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JAN 01, 2009 75961 Working Paper
Making markets work for the poor : community-managed procurement centers for small and medium farmers in Andhra Pradesh, India (English)
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DEC 01, 2007 42721 Brief
Community-managed food security enterprises in Andhra Pradesh, India (English)
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DEC 01, 2007 42729 Brief
Process monitoring in Andhra Pradesh : an award-winning innovation in project supervision (English)
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JUN 01, 2007 40399 Brief
Citizen report card surveys : a note on the concept and methodology (English)
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FEB 01, 2004 28601 Brief
Participation in public expenditure systems (English)
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MAR 01, 2003 31621 Brief
Voices and choices at a macro level : participation in country-owned poverty reduction strategies - a workshop report (English)
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FEB 01, 2002 41594 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
A sourcebook for Poverty Reduction Strategies (Vol. 1 of 2) : Core techniques and cross-cutting issues (English)
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JAN 01, 2002 29800 Publication
A sourcebook for Poverty Reduction Strategies (Vol. 2 of 2) : Macroeconomic and sectoral approaches (English)
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JAN 01, 2002 29800 Publication