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  1. Title

    Feeding minds, fighting hunger. Initiatives among school children in India: part 2

    Description
    This report describes the implementation of the “Feeding Minds, Fighting Hunger” (FMFH) initiative in four regions of India. FMFH is a global education initiative from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) aimed at introducing young people to the issues of hunger, malnutrition, and food security. This document, RAP Publication 2007/04, was published by the FAO in 2007. This section, part 2 of 2, provides the results and conclusions. Part 1 is also catalogued in the e-library.
    Author
    Lalita Bhattacharjee; Valeria Menza; Biplab K Nandi
    Publisher
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
    ftp://ftp.fao.org/docrep/fao/010/ag119e/ag119e01.pdf
  2. Title

    Feeds and fertilizers: the key to long-term sustainability of Asian aquaculture: Study and analysis of feeds and fertilizers for sustainable aquaculture development

    Description
    This document summarises the findings from eight individual country case studies which examine feed and fertiliser use in sustainable aquaculture development in Asia. It is part of a detailed overview of feed and fertiliser use in sustainable aquaculture development in developing countries including individual country case studies, synthesis papers and the report of a workshop. The full report, FAO Fisheries Technical Paper No.497, was published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in 2007. Other sections of this publication are also catalogued in the e-library.
    Author
    Sena S De Silva; Mohammad R Hasan
    Publisher
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
    ftp://ftp.fao.org/docrep/fao/010/a1444e/a1444e02.pdf
  3. Title

    Financing energy efficiency: lessons from Brazil, China, India, and beyond

    Description
    This book examines a number of recent energy efficiency programmes in developing countries and transition economies. It reviews successes and failures and brings together lessons learned. Topics discussed include: the persistence of energy inefficiency; models for delivering energy efficiency investments; identifying and developing energy efficiency investment projects; the delivery of financing; and, investment delivery mechanisms. The country case studies include China and India. This book, no.42529, was published by The World Bank in 2008.
    Author
    Robert P Taylor; Chandrasekar Govindarajalu; Jeremy Levin; Anke S Meyer; William A Ward
    Publisher
    The World Bank Group
    https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/6349
  4. Title

    Firm productivity in Bangladesh manufacturing industries

    Description
    This study examined total factor productivity (TFP), a measure of firm productivity, for manufacturing firms in Bangladesh using data from a recent survey. It integrated into a single analytical framework the TFP determinants of human capital, integration into world markets, technology, finance, business environment, and firm size and age. This document, Policy Research Working Paper 3988, was published by The World Bank in August 2006.
    Author
    Ana M Fernandes
    Publisher
    The World Bank Group
    https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/8363
  5. Title

    Fish marketing and credit in Viet Nam

    Description
    This report examines the issues of improving supplies of fish for urban and rural populations in Vietnam, improving the quality and safety of products, and ensuring food security, particularly for disadvantaged and vulnerable parts of the population. These studies on domestic fish marketing and related credit arrangements and needs in Vietnam were carried out in 2002 as part of the project "Fish marketing and credit in Viet Nam" (MTF/VIE/025). This document, FAO Fisheries Technical Paper 468, was published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in 2004.
    Author
    Audun Lem; Uwe Tietze; Erhard Ruckes; Raymon van Anrooy
    Publisher
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
    http://www.fao.org/docrep/007/y5707e/y5707e00.htm
  6. Title

    Fish supply and food security in South Asia

    Description
    This brief report examines improvements that could be made to increase the poor's access to fish in five South Asian countries including Bangladesh and India as a way of meeting rising demand and contributing to poverty reduction and rural development.
    Publisher
    The WorldFish Center
    http://www.worldfishcenter.org/resource_centre/WF_2467.pdf
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    Flexible learning strategies for out-of-school children and youth

    Description
    This document briefly introduces flexible learning strategies as an alternative method for learners to gain basic literacy and numeracy competencies and the life skills needed to thrive. It describes the benefits of flexible learning strategies, the five main concepts of flexible learning strategies and examples of country experiences of this learning strategy (including Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Indonesia and the Philippines). This document was published by UNESCO.
    Publisher
    United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
    http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0022/002230/223023e.pdf
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    Food-based nutrition strategies in Bangladesh: experience of integrated horticulture and nutrition development

    Description
    This report presents the results of the nutrition component of the Integrated Horticulture and Nutrition Development Project (BGD/97/041) which took place from 2001 to 2006 in Bangladesh. It aimed to diversify food habits and promote the consumption of horticulture-based food. The report covers: the nutrition situation in Bangladesh; nutrition education; nutrition development through agroprocessing; linking nutrition and horticulture; nutrition in schools; a dietary impact assessment; and, policy implications. The report was published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in 2007.
    Author
    Lalita Bhattacharjee; Sanjib Kumar Saha; Biplab K Nandi
    Publisher
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
    http://www.fao.org/docrep/010/ag126e/ag126e00.htm
  9. Title

    Forestry administration of Cambodia: the Forest Concession Management and Control Pilot Project

    Description
    This manual presents a procedure for community consultations to be undertaken in forest management planning in Cambodia. It discusses the need for a participatory approach and details a step by step procedure. The document, no.68905, was published by The World Bank in June 2005.
    Publisher
    The World Bank Group
    https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/8255
  10. Title

    Future prospects for fish and fishery products 5. Forecasting fish consumption and demand analysis: a literature review

    Description
    This literature review identifies and discusses different approaches and issues relating to demand analysis, in the context of estimating fish consumption and demand. It presents some results of demand elasticities for Bangladesh and Indonesia. This paper, FAO Fisheries Circular No. 972/5, was published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in 2005.
    Author
    Lena Westlund
    Publisher
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
    ftp://ftp.fao.org/docrep/fao/008/af961e/af961e00.pdf
  11. Title

    Gender and asset ownership: a guide to collecting individual-level data

    Description
    This paper seeks to set out a framework for researchers who are interested in collecting data on individual level asset ownership and analysing the gender asset gap. It identifies the main policy issues, examines the current state of knowledge of the gender asset gap in developing countries and reviews best practices in existing surveys. It shows how various questions on individually owned assets can be incorporated into existing multi-topic household surveys with a minimum of effort and cost, including the example of a 1997-98 Vietnam survey questionnaires. The document, Policy Research Working Paper 4704, was published by The World Bank in August 2008.
    Author
    Cheryl Doss; Caren Grown; Carmen Diana Deere
    Publisher
    The World Bank Group
    https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/6779
  12. Title

    Gender responsive technology for poverty alleviation in Thailand: part 1

    Description
    This study examines gender-related access to and demand for technology in agricultural production, post-harvesting and processing, and household production in Thailand. It considers gender roles, the role of institutions in technology transfer, sources of technology, and relevant policies. This document was published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in 2003. This section, part 1 of 3, contains the foreword, executive summary and contents list. Other sections of this publication are also catalogued in the e-library.
    Publisher
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
    ftp://ftp.fao.org/docrep/fao/007/ae538e/ae538e00.pdf
  13. Title

    Gender responsive technology for poverty alleviation in Thailand: part 2

    Description
    This study examines gender-related access to and demand for technology in agricultural production, post-harvesting and processing, and household production in Thailand. It considers gender roles, the role of institutions in technology transfer, sources of technology, and relevant policies. This document was published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in 2003. This section, part 2 of 3, contains the introduction, and sections on gender roles and technology use, the role of institutions, sources of technology and support, a policy review and the first part of the recommendations. Other sections of this publication are also catalogued in the e-library.
    Publisher
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
    ftp://ftp.fao.org/docrep/fao/007/ae538e/ae538e01.pdf
  14. Title

    Gender responsive technology for poverty alleviation in Thailand: part 3

    Description
    This study examines gender-related access to and demand for technology in agricultural production, post-harvesting and processing, and household production in Thailand. It considers gender roles, the role of institutions in technology transfer, sources of technology, and relevant policies. This document was published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in 2003. This section, part 3 of 3, contains the bulk of the recommendations, and annexes listing topics discussed with village and district-level stakeholders, and stakeholders present at the national policy dialogue meeting. Other sections of this publication are also catalogued in the e-library.
    Publisher
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
    ftp://ftp.fao.org/docrep/fao/007/ae538e/ae538e02.pdf
  15. Title

    Geography of growth: spatial economics and competitiveness

    Description
    This book examines the characteristics of successful cities. It covers: models for analysing growth by geographic concentration; urbanisation; urban growth; different types of industries in different urban sectors; the technological landscape and 'smart cities'; the impact of globalisation and industry clusters on urbanisation; factors influencing recent rapid growth in urbanisation; and examples of individual successful cities. Countries referred to include China, India, Singapore and the Philippines. The book was published by The World Bank in 2012.
    Author
    Raj Nallari; Breda Griffith; Shahid Yusuf
    Publisher
    The World Bank Group
    https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/6020
  16. Title

    Global synthesis of feeds and nutrients for sustainable aqauaculture development: Study and analysis of feeds and fertilizers for sustainable aquaculture development

    Description
    This document summarises a detailed overview of feed and fertiliser use in sustainable aquaculture development in developing countries. It incorporates the findings from individual country case studies, including eight from Asia. The full report, FAO Fisheries Technical Paper No.497, was published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in 2007. Other sections of this publication are also catalogued in the e-library.
    Author
    Albert G J Tacon; Mohammad R Hasan
    Publisher
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
    ftp://ftp.fao.org/docrep/fao/010/a1444e/a1444e01.pdf
  17. Title

    Globalization of food systems in developing countries: impact on food security and nutrition: part 1

    Description
    This report examines the impact of globalisation on the dietary patterns and nutritional status of urban populations in developing countries. An overview of issues related to urban food insecurity, nutritional change in developing countries and policy options to address these changes is followed by 11 country case studies. Countries covered include Bangladesh, China, India, and the Philippines. The papers appearing in this report were first presented at the workshop "Globalization of food systems: impacts on food security and nutrition" held in Rome from 8 to 10 October 2003. This document, FAO Food and Nutrition Paper 83, was published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in 2004. This section, part 1 of 3, provides the contents list, foreword and the overview papers. Other sections of this publication are also catalogued in the e-library.
    Publisher
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
    ftp://ftp.fao.org/docrep/fao/007/y5736e/y5736e00.pdf
  18. Title

    Globalization of food systems in developing countries: impact on food security and nutrition: part 2

    Description
    This report examines the impact of globalisation on the dietary patterns and nutritional status of urban populations in developing countries. An overview of issues related to urban food insecurity, nutritional change in developing countries and policy options to address these changes is followed by 11 country case studies. Countries covered include Bangladesh, China, India, and the Philippines. The papers appearing in this report were first presented at the workshop "Globalization of food systems: impacts on food security and nutrition" held in Rome from 8 to 10 October 2003. This document, FAO Food and Nutrition Paper 83, was published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in 2004. This section, part 2 of 3 contains country case studies for Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Bangladesh, China, Fiji and India. Other sections of this publication are also catalogued in the e-library.
    Publisher
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
    ftp://ftp.fao.org/docrep/fao/007/y5736e/y5736e01.pdf
  19. Title

    Globalization of food systems in developing countries: impact on food security and nutrition: part 3

    Description
    This report examines the impact of globalisation on the dietary patterns and nutritional status of urban populations in developing countries. An overview of issues related to urban food insecurity, nutritional change in developing countries and policy options to address these changes is followed by 11 country case studies. Countries covered include Bangladesh, China, India, and the Philippines. The papers appearing in this report were first presented at the workshop "Globalization of food systems: impacts on food security and nutrition" held in Rome from 8 to 10 October 2003. This document, FAO Food and Nutrition Paper 83, was published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in 2004. This section, part 3 of 3, contains country case studies from India, the Philippines, Brazil, Chile and Colombia. Other sections of this publication are also catalogued in the e-library.
    Publisher
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
    ftp://ftp.fao.org/docrep/fao/007/y5736e/y5736e02.pdf
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    Grameen Bank lending: does group liability matter?

    Description
    This study uses a unique data set of the weekly borrowing and repayment history of all borrowers in some 297 Grameen Bank groups in Bangladesh over a 7-year period (since their inceptions) to examine the role of group, versus individual, default incentives in a group-based lending scheme. This document, Policy Research Working Paper 6204, was published by The World Bank in September 2012.
    Author
    Shahidur R Khandker
    Publisher
    The World Bank Group
    https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/12058
  21. Title

    Great expectations but disappointing results: what went wrong with the Cambodia Institute of Banking?

    Description
    This note summarises lessons learned from the activities of the Cambodia Institute of Banking (CIB), Cambodia's first training center for the finance industry. It examines those areas where the results of CIB activities did not meet expectations. This is one of a series of IFC SmartLessons from the International Finance Corporation, World Bank Group, a programme to share lessons learned in development-oriented advisory services and investment operations. It was published in November 2007.
    Author
    Margarete O Biallas
    Publisher
    The World Bank Group
    https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/10634
  22. Title

    Group versus individual liability: a field experiment in the Philippines

    Description
    This study examined the impacts of group and individual liability lending on loan repayments and lender's profitability in microfinance schemes. The study was conducted in conjunction with the Green Bank of Caraga in the Philippines which randomly converted the loans of half its existing group liability centres to individual liability loans and examined the effects on loan performance. This document, Policy Research Working Paper 4008, was published by The World Bank in September 2006.
    Author
    Xavier Gine; Dean S Karlan
    Publisher
    The World Bank Group
    https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/9268
  23. Title

    Growing industrial clusters in Asia: serendipity and science

    Description
    The formation of industry clusters in Asia and the United States is examined by a number of authors with a view to increasing knowledge of how such clusters form and whether policies can be pursued which induce their formation. Clusters studied include Bangalore (India) and Singapore. The chapters in this volume were initially prepared for the conference “ICT Industrial Clusters in Asia and the Problems in Japan,” held in the City of Kitakyushu, Japan, on 14-16 December 2005. The papers were subsequently revised and updated. This book was published by The World Bank in 2008.
    Author
    Shahid Yusuf (editor); Kaoru Nabeshima (editor); Shoichi Yamashita (editor)
    Publisher
    The World Bank Group
    https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/6429
  24. Title

    Harnessing competitiveness for stronger inclusive growth : Bangladesh second investment climate assessment

    Description
    This report presents an analysis of the investment climate in Bangladesh based upon surveys conducted in January - August 2007. It updates an earlier analysis, published in 2003. The report examines issues relating to the private sector, international competitiveness, location issues, and productivity and the performance of firms. This document, Bangladesh Development Series Paper No. 25 and report no.56635, was published by The World Bank in October 2008.
    Publisher
    The World Bank Group
    https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/8025
  25. Title

    Have decollectivization and privatization contributed to sustainable forestry management and poverty alleviation in China?

    Description
    This paper examines changes in forest tenure in China over the past fifty years, assesses the current situation and identifies changes required in order to sustainably manage forests and contribute towards poverty reduction. The study is based on eight case studies in the provinces of Hunan, Guizhou, Sichuan, Jiangsu, Fu Jian and Heilongjiang. This document, Forestry Policy and Institutions Working Paper 23, was published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in 2009.
    Author
    Jinlong Liu; Zhao Lixia
    Publisher
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
    ftp://ftp.fao.org/docrep/fao/012/k5453e/k5453e00.pdf

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