Recent Submissions

  • Agency, Well?being & Inequality: Reflections on the Gender Dimensions of Poverty 

    Kabeer, Naila (Institute of Development Studies, 01/01/1996)
    Summary Despite their apparent gender?neutrality, most discussions of poverty have been premised on the concept of a male actor and of male?centred notions of well?being and agency. The assumption underpinning income/consumption ...
  • Editorial: The New Poverty Agenda: A Disputed Consensus 

    Baulch, Bob (Institute of Development Studies, 01/01/1996)
  • Beneath the Poverty Debate: Some Issues 

    Shaffer, Paul (Institute of Development Studies, 01/01/1996)
    Summaries Within development circles, two approaches to poverty have increasingly come into prominence: the income/consumption approach and the participatory appoach. It is argued that the different results which these ...
  • Neglected Trade?offs in Poverty Measurement 

    Baulch, Bob (Institute of Development Studies, 01/01/1996)
    Summaries Discussions of the conventional income/consumption and participatory approaches to poverty measurement have focused on the trade?off between ‘objective’ and subjective measures of poverty. The trade?offs between ...
  • Problems of Measuring Changes in Poverty over Time: The Case of Uganda 1989–92 

    Appleton, Simon (Institute of Development Studies, 01/01/1996)
    Summaries Official reports on household surveys of Uganda in 1989 and 1992 imply a 34 per cent fall in real consumption per household. Various adjustments are considered which reduce the apparent fall in living standards ...
  • Targeting the Poor in Rural Java 

    Mason, Andrew D. (Institute of Development Studies, 01/01/1996)
    Summaries This article examines the regional and household characteristics of poverty in rural Java to assess the efficacy of targeted anti?poverty programmes. Analysis of household data shows important geographic and ...
  • Public Expenditure Policy and Poverty Reduction: Has the World Bank Got it Right? 

    Toye, John; Jackson, Carl (Institute of Development Studies, 01/01/1996)
    Summaries This article discusses the impact of public expenditure policy on poverty reduction, focusing on the interaction between poverty assessments (PAs) and public expenditure reviews (PERs). Most PAs have analysed ...
  • How Much Aid is Used for Poverty Reduction? 

    White, Howard (Institute of Development Studies, 01/01/1996)
    Summaries Poverty reduction is a stated priority objective of many aid donors. So how much aid is directly targeted toward meeting this objective? In fact, this question proves difficult to answer. Three possible measurement ...
  • Aid and Poverty Alleviation: An International Comparison 

    Sawada, Yasuyuki (Institute of Development Studies, 01/01/1996)
    Summaries This article evaluates the poverty alleviation effect of international aid provided by Japan, the United Kingdom, the United States, the Development Assistance Committee members, and multilateral organizations. ...
  • Apples, Pears and Poverty Reduction: An Assessment of British Bilateral Aid 

    Maxwell, Simon (Institute of Development Studies, 01/01/1996)
    Summaries Aid quality is often investigated using cross?country statistical methods. The article takes a more institutional approach. It reviews British bilateral aid, in order to investigate the complex interaction between ...