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Risk management
Working Paper
Livelihood Risk from HIV in Semi-Arid Tropics of Rural Andhra Pradesh

This paper discusses the livelihood dynamics in the fragile landscape of the semi arid tropics (SAT) of Andhra Pradesh...

Agriculture Health Internal migration
Working Paper
Measuring Vulnerability and Poverty: Estimates for Rural India

This paper measures the vulnerability of households in rural India, based upon the ICRISAT panel survey. We employ both ex ante and ex post measures of vulnerability...

Government policy (Poor) Poverty measurement Risk
Working Paper
Reducing People’s Vulnerability to Natural Hazards: Communities and Resilience

The concepts vulnerability, resilience and community are widely used and abused in the literature on natural hazards and disaster risk reduction. This paper seeks to bring greater rigour in their use...

Economic development Households Natural disasters
Working Paper
Migration Taxes and Human Capital Formation: Some Implications for Development

Use of migration tax as an instrument for financing development expenditure in poorer countries has received renewed attention recently and is evolving as an important subject of research in development economics...

Economic development Emigrant remittances Risk management
Book Chapter
International Risk Tolerance, Capital Market Failure and Capital Flows to Emerging Markets

From the book: Advancing Development

Capital market International finance Risk management
Book Chapter
Tomorrow's Hunger: A Framework for Analysing Vulnerability to Food Insecurity

From the book: Food Security

Food security Poverty Risk
Working Paper
Tomorrow's Hunger: A Framework for Analysing Vulnerability to Food Security

Whilst traditional food security analysis offers an ex post view on who the food insecure are and why they are so, looking at food insecurity from a vulnerability perspective provides a dynamic and forward looking way of analysing causes and more imp...

Food security Poverty Risk
Working Paper
International Risk Tolerance, Capital Market Failure and Capital Flows to Emerging Markets

The level, tenor and instability of capital flows from global financial markets towards developing countries are a major source of concern for macroeconomic managers, while their causes remain largely unexplained by economic theory...

Capital market International finance Risk management
Book
Insurance Against Poverty

Poor people in developing countries are often affected by droughts, floods, illness, crop failure, job loss, and economic downturns. Much of their energy goes into coping with these shocks and into day-to-day survival...

Economic policy Financial institutions Insurance
Book Chapter
Risk, Insurance, and Poverty: A Review

From the book: Insurance Against Poverty

Income Public welfare Risk
Book Chapter
Consumption Smoothing Across Space: Testing Theories of Risk-Sharing in the ICRISAT Study Region of South India

From the book: Insurance Against Poverty

Informal sector Insurance Risk management
Book Chapter
Inequality and Risk

From the book: Insurance Against Poverty

Equality and inequality Insurance Poverty
Book Chapter
Targeting and Informal Insurance

From the book: Insurance Against Poverty

Informal sector Insurance Risk
Book Chapter
Food Aid and Informal Insurance

From the book: Insurance Against Poverty

Food security Households Insurance
Book Chapter
Can Financial Markets be Tapped to Help Poor People Cope with Weather Risks?

From the book: Insurance Against Poverty

Agriculture Informal sector Insurance
Book Chapter
Risk, Poverty, and Public Action

From the book: Insurance Against Poverty

Insurance Poverty Public welfare
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