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Enhancing Food Security and Nutrition Policy Assistance. Lessons from Experience. Policy Assistance Series 5

Published: 2009
Food security is still largely misconceived as exclusively a matter of increased food production. As a result, comprehensive strategic approaches to hunger reduction have been insufficient. With this in mind, [...]

Tool

Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries and Aquaculture. Implementing the FAO Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries

Published: 2009
This publication provides guidance on how to implement the FAO Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries (CCRF) using an ecosystem approach to fisheries and aquaculture. The CCRF is a voluntary [...]

Tool

Negotiation Theory and Practice. A Review of the Literature. EASYPol Series 179

Published: 2008
“Pure” conflict defined as the existence of competing interests between parties in absence of interests that are shared, is an anomaly in international relations where the defining feature of the relationship between [...]

Issue paper

The Global Policy Environment. A Conceptual Framework. EASYPol Series 061

Published: 2008
The focus of this issue paper is on the global decision-making process, which can be seen as the development over time of a pattern of multilateral negotiations resulting in decisions, [...]

Issue paper

Influencing Policy Processes. Lessons from Experience. Policy Assistance Series 4

Published: 2008
The literature available on best practices for providing policy assistance and influencing effectively national policy processes is insufficient to provide appropriate guidance to those whose work it is to help [...]

Tool

Inequality Analysis: The Gini Index. EASYPol Series 040

Published: 2006
This analytical tool addresses the most popular inequality index, the Gini index. It discusses its characteristics and the link with another popular graphical tool of representing inequality, the Lorenz Curve. [...]

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Monitoring Policy Impacts (MPI). Setting up and Organizing MPI. EASYPol Series 059

Published: 2005
Once a decision is taken to establish an MPI system, this module puts forward the aspects to be considered in organizing such a system and discusses possible institutional/organizational set ups. [...]

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Social Welfare Analysis of Income Distributions: Ranking Income Distributions with Generalised Lorenz Curves

Published: 2005
This module documents calculation and use of Lorenz curves for inequality analysis. Specifically, it illustrates how Generalised Lorenz (GL) Curves can be used to identify the best income distribution on [...]

Tool

Natural Resources and Governance: Incentives for Sustainable Resource Use. Manual

Published: 2004
The rules and enforcement mechanisms that guide and coordinate people’s behaviour have become central issues in international development co-operation. Understanding the governance framework is a precondition for successful projects and [...]

Report

Agricultural Development Policy. Concepts and Experiences

Published: 2004
Agricultural Development Policy: Concepts and Experiences, prepared under the aegis of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), presents a fresh and comprehensive look at agricultural development [...]
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