This briefing note summarises the findings of the Chronic Poverty Advisory Network's (CPAN) forthcoming Chronic Poverty Report on Growth.

Access to finance and financial inclusion has been identified as a key enabler in the modern society. It provides for basic economic security of the family and is instrumental in preventing families from falling back into poverty.

2.78 million workers die from occupational accidents and work-related diseases each year warns this new report released by International Labour Organisation (ILO). It attributes stress, excessively-long working hours and disease to worker casualties every year.

Global economic prospects have darkened. Financing conditions have tightened, industrial production has moderated, and trade tensions remain elevated. The recovery in emerging market and developing economies has stalled, and some countries have experienced significant financial stress.

With the majority of the world’s population already living in urban areas, there are unprecedented challenges for feeding cities with accessible, affordable food and healthy diets. The book identifies some of the best examples from across the world on innovations in food systems and on how to implement sustainable urban food planning.

Urbanization is one of the global megatrends of our time, unstoppable and irreversible. In 30 years, two-thirds of the world’s population will live in urban areas; 90 per cent of this urban growth will take place in less developed regions such as East Asia, South Asia, and Sub-Saharan Africa.

One of the greatest challenges for climate change adaptation is how to build resilience for the billion urban dwellers who are estimated to live in what are termed informal settlements .

By 2050, the world is expected to generate 3.40 billion tonnes of waste annually, increasing drastically from today’s 2.01 billion tonnes. What a Waste presents national and urban waste management data from around the world and highlights the need for urgent action.

This book covers a holistic overview of the Indian plastic industry, existing challenges, the role of citizen groups and, most importantly, the role of the informal sector. The Indian lifestyle is based on a maximal recovery of resources before disposal.

This report presents the economic, trade, and gender profiles of partner states of the East African Community (EAC) within the context of regional integration, and analyses the impact of EAC regional integration on women’s well-being with a focus on women’s employment. Both descriptive and quantitative analyses are used to this end.

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