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Creating jobs in Africa's fragile states : are value chains an answer? (English)

What is the relationship between employment and conflict in fragile states? Although this question cannot be definitively answered, a large body of research suggests that in countries emerging from conflict, peace is likelier to endure if growth can be rapidly restored and translated into economic opportunities for large segments of the population. ... See More +

Publication 78681 JUN 12, 2013

Dudwick, Nora; Srinivasan, Radhika; Cuesta, Jose; Madani, Dorsati

From farm to firm : rural-urban transition in developing countries (English)

Around the world, countries are becoming urbanized at an astonishing pace. As countries develop economically, their economies shift from mainly rural and agrarian to increasingly urban and nonagricultural. ... See More +

Publication 62259 MAY 26, 2011

Katayama, Roy; Shilpi, Forhad; Hull, Katy; Simler, Kenneth; Dudwick, Nora

A note on vulnerability : findings from moving out of poverty (English)

Poverty studies typically focus on people who live below the poverty line. Few studies have examined how people are able to not only move out of but also stay out of poverty. ... See More +

Brief 48377 APR 01, 2009

Hull, Katy; Tas, Emcet; Dudwick, Nora

A stocktaking of PRSPs in fragile states (English)

In 1999, the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) introduced poverty reduction strategy papers (PRSPs) as a condition for highly indebted countries to receive debt relief under the HIPC initiative. ... See More +

Brief 46723 NOV 01, 2008

Dudwick, Nora; Nelsson, Adam;

Whose rules rule? Everyday border and water conflicts in Central Asia (English)

The aim of this study is to provide an operationally relevant regional study of the key cross-border conflict issues that affect communities in Central Asia and the ways in which these conflicts are mitigated. ... See More +

Working Paper 44858 MAY 01, 2008

Kuehnast, Kathleen; Dudwick, Nora; Clarke, Mari; O'Donnell, Anna; and Rana, Sheetal;

Land reform and farm restructuring in transition countries : the experience of Bulgaria, Moldova, Azerbaijan, and Kazakhstan (English)

This paper presents such a stocktaking of land reform and farm restructuring in four countries (Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Kazakhstan, and Moldova) that have had particular difficulties with land reform, farm restructuring, farm performance, or rural poverty. ... See More +

Publication 39977 JAN 01, 2007

Sedik, David; Fock, Karin; Dudwick, Nora Russian

Land reform and farm restructuring in transition countries : the experience of Bulgaria, Moldova, Azerbaijan, and Kazakhstan (Russian)

This paper presents such a stocktaking of land reform and farm restructuring in four countries (Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Kazakhstan, and Moldova) that have had particular difficulties with land reform, farm restructuring, farm performance, or rural poverty. ... See More +

Publication 39977 JAN 01, 2007

Sedik, David; Fock, Karin; Dudwick, Nora English

Analyzing social capital in context : a guide to using qualitative methods and data (English)

This document provides concrete suggestions for using qualitative methods to explore six sometimes overlapping dimensions of social capital:2 (i) groups and networks, (ii) trust and solidarity, (iii) collective action and cooperation, (iv) information and communication, (v) social cohesion and inclusion, and (vi) empowerment and political action. ... See More +

Working Paper 38917 JAN 01, 2006

Dudwick, Nora; Woolcock, Michael; Jones, Veronica Nyhan; Kuehnast, Kathleen

A stocktaking of land reform and farm restructuring in Bulgaria, Moldova, Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan (English)

Over the past decade the rural sector in nearly all the countries of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) has undergone a shift from predominantly collective agriculture to more individualized agriculture. ... See More +

Working Paper 37846 JUN 01, 2005

Sedik, David; Fock, Karin; Dudwick, Nora

Growth, poverty and inequality : Growth, poverty and inequality : Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union (English)

While the countries of Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union have made significant progress in reducing poverty in the past five years, poverty and vulnerability remain significant problems. ... See More +

Publication 34043 JAN 01, 2005

Murrugarra, Edmundo; Yemtsov, Ruslan; Tiongson, Erwin; Alam, Asad; Hamilton, Ellen; Murthi, Mamta; Dudwick, Nora

Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union - Growth, poverty, and inequality : overview (English)

This study examines the impact of growth on poverty and inequality in Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union during 1998-2003. To measure poverty, an absolute poverty line of $2 a day is used, comparing it with household consumption per capita. ... See More +

Working Paper 63497 JAN 01, 2005

Alam, Asad; Murthi, Mamta; Dudwick, Nora; Murrugarra, Edmundo; Yemtsov, Ruslan; Hamilton, Ellen; TIongson, Erwin

Moldova - Sharing power: lessons learned from the reform and privatization of Moldova's electricity sector (English)

This study answers two questions about power sector reform in Moldova. First, did reform affect the poor and the non-poor differently? Second, are household consumption patterns different for private and public distribution networks? ... See More +

Social Analysis 30376 SEP 19, 2004

Dudwick, Nora; Van den Berg, Katelijn; Lampietti, Julian; Junge, Nils; Pushak, Taras

Better a hundred friends than a hundred rubles? Social networks in transition - the Kyrgyz Republic (English)

The purpose of this study, carried out in the Kyrgyz Republic in 1999, was to investigate the impact of socioeconomic change on the characteristics and functions of the social networks of poor and non-poor households in rural and urban communities. ... See More +

Publication 29789 JUN 01, 2004

Dudwick, Nora; Kuehnast, Kathleen

When things fall apart : qualitative studies of poverty in the former Soviet union (English)

This book documents the experiences of men, women, and children in Armenia, Georgia, the Kyrgyz Republic, Latvia, Moldova, Tajikistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan as they struggle with the dramatic changes in lifestyle and extreme poverty that followed the collapse of the Soviet Union. ... See More +

Publication 25306 DEC 31, 2002

Dudwick, Nora; Gomart, Elizabeth; Marc, Alexandre; Kuehnast, Kathleen [editors]

Ukraine - Gender review (English)

The evolution of gender relations in Ukraine is complex. During the Soviet period, Ukrainian men and women enjoyed equal access to education and employment, and women participated in government, enjoyed generous maternity leave and other child-related benefits, and rights to early retirement and pension. ... See More +

Working Paper 34975 FEB 01, 2002

Srinivasan, Radhika; Dudwick, Nora; Braithwaite, Jeanine

Education in Albania : changing attitudes and expectations (English)

Education reform has become an extraordinarily important issue fur Albania, as it from a closed, centrally planned economy to a global market economy, and from a closed, authoritarian political regime to one that is more open. ... See More +

Working Paper 72035 FEB 01, 2000

Shahriari, Helen; Dudwick, Nora Albanian

Education in Albania : changing attitudes and expectations : Arsimi ne shqiperi : qendrime dhe shpresa ne ndryshim (Albanian)

Education reform has become an extraordinarily important issue fur Albania, as it from a closed, centrally planned economy to a global market economy, and from a closed, authoritarian political regime to one that is more open. ... See More +

Working Paper 72035 FEB 01, 2000

Shahriari, Helen; Dudwick, Nora English

Social assessment guides policies on rural land reform in Moldova (English)

The social assessment (SA) on Moldovan land reform was undertaken as economic and sector work to study farm communities; assess the impact of land reform on stakeholder groups; and identify the perspectives, interests, and needs of different stakeholders. ... See More +

Newsletter 21266 DEC 31, 1998

Dudwick, Nora; Youssef, Deborah

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Creating jobs in Africa's fragile states : are value chains an answer? (English)
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JUN 12, 2013 78681 Publication
From farm to firm : rural-urban transition in developing countries (English)
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MAY 26, 2011 62259 Publication
A note on vulnerability : findings from moving out of poverty (English)
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APR 01, 2009 48377 Brief
A stocktaking of PRSPs in fragile states (English)
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NOV 01, 2008 46723 Brief
Whose rules rule? Everyday border and water conflicts in Central Asia (English)
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MAY 01, 2008 44858 Working Paper
Land reform and farm restructuring in transition countries : the experience of Bulgaria, Moldova, Azerbaijan, and Kazakhstan (English)
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JAN 01, 2007 39977 Publication Russian
Land reform and farm restructuring in transition countries : the experience of Bulgaria, Moldova, Azerbaijan, and Kazakhstan (Russian)
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JAN 01, 2007 39977 Publication English
Analyzing social capital in context : a guide to using qualitative methods and data (English)
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JAN 01, 2006 38917 Working Paper
A stocktaking of land reform and farm restructuring in Bulgaria, Moldova, Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan (English)
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JUN 01, 2005 37846 Working Paper
Growth, poverty and inequality : Growth, poverty and inequality : Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union (English)
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JAN 01, 2005 34043 Publication
Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union - Growth, poverty, and inequality : overview (English)
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JAN 01, 2005 63497 Working Paper
Moldova - Sharing power: lessons learned from the reform and privatization of Moldova's electricity sector (English)
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SEP 19, 2004 30376 Social Analysis
Better a hundred friends than a hundred rubles? Social networks in transition - the Kyrgyz Republic (English)
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JUN 01, 2004 29789 Publication
When things fall apart : qualitative studies of poverty in the former Soviet union (English)
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DEC 31, 2002 25306 Publication
Ukraine - Gender review (English)
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FEB 01, 2002 34975 Working Paper
Education in Albania : changing attitudes and expectations (English)
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FEB 01, 2000 72035 Working Paper Albanian
Education in Albania : changing attitudes and expectations : Arsimi ne shqiperi : qendrime dhe shpresa ne ndryshim (Albanian)
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FEB 01, 2000 72035 Working Paper English
Social assessment guides policies on rural land reform in Moldova (English)
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DEC 31, 1998 21266 Newsletter