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  • Reply to: Poverty measurement and PPPs: The World Bank explains   1 month 5 days ago

    Thank you very much for your blog. Looking forward to the updated data being released next year.

  • Reply to: Poverty measurement and PPPs: The World Bank explains   1 month 6 days ago

    If anyone's curious...

    here's a rough and ready estimate of what happens to the global poverty rate if you take the new PPP numbers at face value. [Hint: it's a lot lower. Also, more concentrated in Africa.]

    Also, folks may be interested in some of the questions and concerns raised in this Brookings piece about the new poverty numbers in the two World Bank reports mentioned above (the PRR and GMR):

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  • Reply to: Health and the post-2015 development agenda: Stuck in the doldrums?   1 month 2 weeks ago

    In developing post 2015 agenda, course of action and strategies, World Health Organization must play its crucial role, and it is time to stop playing as "World Disease Organization". Vertical programmes and disease focused interventions in developing countries have not been able to deliver the desired results. Therefor, a holistic approach based on the philosophy of Alma Ata must be revitalized. Health systems thinking ought to be employed taking into serious consideration the social determinants of health especially when it comes to health of the young girls, mothers and children under 5. States, development partners, NGOs and civil society must strengthen the community level grass root organizations and institute community governance, hence listening to their voices and needs.

  • Reply to: Does Institutional Finance Matter for Agriculture? Evidence Using Panel Data from Uganda   1 month 2 weeks ago

    This article of yours Shahid is interesting! I totally agre to the fact that those who are financially unstable in building or maintaining agriculture could seek for a specific organization or some institutional credit. But at the end of the day, it depends to the person insted, some smallholder agriculture tends to depend to this kind of way in order to attain an achievement. Great work!

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