Policy Support and Governance
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Impacts of Policies on Poverty: The Definition of Poverty. EASYPol Series 004

Published: 2005
This conceptual and technical paper illustrates how poverty can be defined in the context of policy impact analysis. After reporting and discussing the definition of poverty as “the lack of, [...]

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Social Welfare Analysis of Income Distributions. Ranking Income Distributions with Crossing Generalised Lorenz Curves. EASYPol Series 003

Published: 2005
This analytical tool illustrates how Crossing Generalised Lorenz (GL) curves can be used to identify the best income distribution on social welfare grounds within a set of alternative income distributions [...]

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Social Welfare Analysis of Income Distributions. Ranking Income Distributions with Generalised Lorenz Curves. EASYPol Series 002

Published: 2005
This analytical tool illustrates how Generalised Lorenz (GL) Curves can be used to identify the best income distribution on social welfare grounds, within a set of alternative income distributions generated [...]

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Social Welfare Analysis of Income Distributions. Ranking Income Distributions with Lorenz Curves. EASYPol Series 001

Published: 2005
This analytical tool illustrates how Lorenz Curves can be used to identify the best income distribution on social welfare grounds, within a set of alternative income distributions generated by different [...]

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Charting Income Inequality. The Lorenz Curve. EASYPol Series 000

Published: 2005
This analytical tool explains how to build Lorenz Curves for income distributions and discusses their use for inequality measurement. A short conceptual background, a step-by-step procedure and a simple numerical [...]

Guideline

Voluntary Guidelines to Support the Progressive Realization of the Right to Adequate Food in the Context of National Food Security

Published: 2005
The objective of the Voluntary Guidelines is to provide practical guidance to States in their implementation of the progressive realization of the right to adequate food in the context of [...]

Guideline

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 [...]

Global Framework

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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Analysing Service Provision. Instruments for Development Cooperation Illustrated by Examples from Irrigation

Published: 1998
The irrigation sector of development co-operation experiences considerable difficulty in delivering its services to water users on an efficient, sustainable and ecologically-sound basis. Investments have often failed to "pay off" [...]

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FAO/INFOODS Datasets

Published: 1988
The DIRECTORY was first compiled in September 1988. It is updated regularly, as we become aware of new publications. Most of the tables are not held by the INFOODS Secretariat, [...]
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