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In recent decades, Ghana has experienced high economic growth and transformation, which contributed to the nation achieving the Millennium Development Goal targets on reducing extreme poverty and hunger.

Reducing poverty and inequality continues to be an important national priority in Namibia.

The challenge for IFAD and other development organizations, however, is to ensure that income-focused project designs achieve practical nutritional outcomes on the ground. This report represents a first, and timely, attempt to map IFAD nutrition-sensitive interventions.

The first edition of this quarterly series showcases a selection of four papers, which address the impacts of droughts and floods, disaster resilience, and the role of Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in disaster management.

The Fragile States Index, produced by The Fund for Peace, is a critical tool in highlighting not only the normal pressures that all states experience, but also in identifying when those pressures are pushing a state towards the brink of failure.

Durban – Almost 800 million people worldwide do not have enough to eat and 98% of these live in developing countries.

India has among the lowest female labor force participation rates (LFPRs) in the world. In particular, low female LFPR is a drag on Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth and an obstacle towards reaching a higher growth path. Women are also an untapped source of managerial and entrepreneurial skills.

This report is divided into five chapters for ease of accessibility. Each chapter deals with a defined theme but the content of the chapters flow into one another. The report begins by critiquing the neo liberal reforms adopted by the governments of South Asia with its attendant structural adjustment.

Implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Addis Ababa Action Agenda on Financing for Development has begun in earnest.

Efforts by the African Development Bank (AfDB) to upgrade Africa’s agriculture sector is yielding good results with about 5.6 million people benefiting from the Bank’s interventions in the past year.

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