Poverty dynamics

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Policy Brief: Asset Accumulation In Bangladesh

The recognition that illness shocks can be detrimental to poor people's well-being appears to receive less attention in Bangladesh than covariate shocks such as floods, precisely because illness is an idiosyncratic event, while widespread flooding easily attracts national and international attention.
farmer in Uganda

Policy Brief: Ensuring Women’s Access to Assets

The many land tenure regimes, which differ across agroecological zone and which derive from different ethnic groups’ customary practices as well as titling programs, mean that simply passing legislation or establishing high-level tribunals is unlikely to make a lasting difference on the ground.