Essays about: "Poverty targeting"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 18 essays containing the words Poverty targeting.

  1. 1. Extraordinary or Ordinary at Best? - An Empirical Study on the Application of Machine Learning Tools for Proxy Means Tests in Poverty Targeting

    University essay from Handelshögskolan i Stockholm/Institutionen för nationalekonomi

    Author : Nicolas Leicht; Colja Maser; [2019]
    Keywords : Poverty targeting; Proxy means tests; Machine learning; Household surveys;

    Abstract : Proxy means tests are a widely used approach in development programs where the beneficiaries need to be determined through targeting. These tests apply a standard econometric method, ordinary least squares, to predict consumption levels using household characteristics as input variables. READ MORE

  2. 2. Powering Africa by Empowering its People : An Action Research study at a Zambian microgrid company building local capacity to reach large scale viability

    University essay from KTH/Skolan för industriell teknik och management (ITM)

    Author : Jonatan Ala-Mutka; [2019]
    Keywords : Microgrids; Off-grid power system; Rural Electrification; Sub-Saharan Africa; solar power; local capacity building; commercial microgrid business; sustainable development; diffusion; training of rural populations; organizational change; Action Research; Mikronät; fristående energisystem; landsbygds elektrifiering; Sub-Saharan Afrika; Solkraft; Lokal kapacitets utveckling; kommersiellt mikronäts företag; hållbar utveckling; Utbildning av lokalbefolkning; organisatorisk förändring; Action Research;

    Abstract : Despite recent advances in the global electrification rates, increasing from 76% in 1990 to 85% in 2012, the United Nations goal of universal access to electricity by 2030 is still far from achieved, with an estimated 1.1 billion people still without access to electricity. READ MORE

  3. 3. Catching up with the Restless West: A discourse analysis of the Eurocentric biases in the Marshall Plan with Africa

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Statsvetenskapliga institutionen

    Author : Sofie Berglund; [2018]
    Keywords : Marshall Plan with Africa; eurocentrism; discourse analysis; development; foreign policy; Law and Political Science;

    Abstract : Following a time period where a large number of refugees and immigrants had been received by Germany, the German minister of development proposed a new framework for Africa policy in the beginning of 2017 targeting the root causes of poverty and large migration flows. Titled Marshall Plan with Africa, the project aims to establish a new partnership between the continents, highlighting private investment, ratification of international trade agreements and 20 million new job- and vocational training opportunities for young people among other solutions. READ MORE

  4. 4. The Paradox of the Isolated Poor: An Empirical View on the Political Economy of Capital City Isolation in Sub-Saharan Africa

    University essay from Handelshögskolan i Stockholm/Institutionen för nationalekonomi

    Author : Sandro Provenzano; [2018]
    Keywords : Accountability; Capital City Isolation; Inequality; Nighttime Luminosity; Sub-Saharan Africa;

    Abstract : Staggering income inequality is one of the major challenges for economic development in Sub-Saharan Africa. Accordingly, understanding the underlying mechanisms that cause and maintain this inequality is key for developing effective policies targeting the economic underperformance and poverty on the continent. READ MORE

  5. 5. Risk Factors for Disability Pension in Former Child Welfare Clients: Same or Different as for Peers?

    University essay from Stockholms universitet/Institutionen för socialt arbete - Socialhögskolan

    Author : Karlsson Henrik; [2017]
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    Abstract : Background: Childhood related risk factors associated with receipt of disability pension are well documented in longitudinal studies. But it is not known if the patterns and strengths of those risk factors differ between former child welfare clients and their majority population peers. READ MORE