CPRC International Conference 2010

Conference Papers and Presentations

Thursday 9 September 2010 

Parallel Session C: 11.30am-1.00pm                 

Panel  C1: Rural Poverty and Agricultural Development

Room: Library (Dalton Ellis Hall)           

Chair: Tom Arnold (Concern World Wide)


Estimating Welfare Effect of Modern Agricultural Technologies: A Micro-Perspective from Tanzania and Ethiopia

Presentation (pdf)

Solomon Asfaw, B. Shiferaw and F. Simtowe, ICRISAT, Nairobi, Kenya

Agricultural growth, Markets and Poverty reduction in Tanzania

Oswald Mashindano, Kim Kayunze and Festo Maro, Sokoine University of Agriculture, Morogoro, Tanzania

Agriculture and Escaping Rural Poverty

Presentation (pdf)

Andrew Shepherd, ODI and CPRC, UK 

A Green Revolution for rural Rwanda: Is there a future for small-scale farming and pro-poor growth?

Presentation (pdf)

An Ansoms, University of Antwerp, Belgium


Panel  C2: Asset-building for the Poor and Poorest         

Room: Junior Common Room (Hulme Hall)            

Chair: Christine Behrendt (ILO, Geneva)


How Strong is the Evidence for the Existence of Poverty Traps? A multi-country assessment

Andy McKay and Emilie Perge, Economics Dept, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK

Assets, Shocks and Poverty Traps in rural Mozambique

Presentation (pdf)

Lena Giesbert and Kati Schindler, German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA), Hamburg, Germany

Asset Accumulation and Vulnerability to Poverty: insights using the life history approach

Presentation (pdf)

Abena Oduro, Dept of Economics, University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana

Asset and Consumption Smoothing: how the chronically poor cope with HIV

Presentation (pdf)

David Lawson, School of Environment and Development, University of Manchester, UK

How can Asset Accumulation Strategies be meaningful for adivasis in Southern India?

Presentation (pdf)

Shoba Arun, Dept of Sociology, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK Samuel Annim and Thankom Arun, University of Central Lancashire Business School, UK


Panel  C3: Comparative Experiences of Chronic Poverty and Access to Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)

Room: Library (Hulme Hall)                                                 

Chair: Richard Duncombe (IDPM, Manchester)


Telecentres and Poor Communities in South Africa: What have we learnt?

Heidi Attwood, School of Development Studies, University of Kwazulu Natal, South Africa and Einar Braathen, Norwegian Institute for Urban and Regional Research, Oslo

The Determinants of ICT usage in poor communities in Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya and Rwanda

Presentation (pdf)

Julian May, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa

Banking  the Unbanked and Transforming Lives: A case Study of M-Pesa in Kenya

Presentation (pdf)

Mike Nxele, Human Capacity Building Division, International Telecommunication Union, Geneva


Panel  C4: Social protection in Asia: Operationalising Rights and Entitlements                  

Room: Old Dining Hall (Hulme Hall)  

Chair: Naila Kabeer (IDS, Sussex)


NREG as a Social Protection:  Role of Institutions and Governance

Presentation (pdf)

D N Reddy, C. Upendranadh, Rukmini Tankha and Alakh N Sharma, Institute for Human Development (IHD), New Delhi, India

Women’s Participation in the NREGA: the interplay between wage work and care

Presentation (pdf)

Ratna Sudarshan, Institute of Social Studies Trust, New Delhi, India

Shelter Security and Urban Social Protection – Findings and Policy Implications in India

Presentation (pdf)

Darshini Mahadevia, CEPT University, Ahmedabad, India

Residential Security, Marginalisation and Social Protection

Presentation (pdf)


Haris Gazdar and Hussain Bux Mallah, Collective for Social Science Research, Karachi, Pakistan

New Evidence on the Impact of China’s New Cooperative Medical Scheme and Its Implications for Rural Primary Health Care

Kim Singer Babiarz, Grant Miller, Ph.D., M.P.P., Hongmei Yi, Linxiu Zhang*, and Scott Rozelle, Centre for Chinese Agricultural Policy, Beijing, China


Panel  C5: Child Poverty                

Room: Committee Room (Dalton Ellis Hall)                        

Chair: Isabel Ortiz (UNICEF)


Child Poverty and Household Poverty in Cameroon: a multidimensional approach

Presentation (pdf)

Nguetse Tegoum Pierre and K.D.Hevi, Cameroon Ministry of Economics, Planning and Regional Development

Those Households Lead their Lives well because of the Aid:  a small and case-based analysis of the Ethiopian Productive Safety Net Programme

Presentation (pdf)

Laura Camfield, Young Lives, Oxford/University of East Anglia, UK

 Inequalities in Child Survival : Looking at wealth and other socio-economic disparities in developing countries

Presentation (pdf)

Maricar Paz Garde, Save the Children UK, London, UK


Panel  C6: Human Development and Missing Dimensions of Poverty Data – II (Empirical analysis with Survey Modules)

Room: Lecture Theatre (Hulme Hall)  

Chair: Sabina Alkire (OPHI, Oxford)


Transitions in Income Poverty and Multidimensional Wellbeing:  An empirical exploration of Chile, 2006-2009

Presentation (pdf)

Emma Samman and Maria Emma Santos, OPHI, University of Oxford, UK

Measuring Social Polarization with Ordinal and Cardinal data: an application to the missing dimensions of poverty in Chile

Presentation (pdf)

Conchita D’Ambrosio, Università di Milano Bicocca, DIW Berlin and Econpubblica, Università Bocconi and Iñaki Permanyer, Cornell University, USA.

Missing Dimensions of Poverty and Female Labour Force Participation in Chile

Boris Branisa, Stephan Klasen, Carlos Villalobos and Sebastian Vollmer, University of Göttingen, Germany

Quality of Employment and Job Satisfaction: Evidence from Chile

Presentation (pdf)

Lea Cassar, University of Zurich and ETHZ, Switzerland

Taxonomy of multidimensional poverty in Chile an analysis of some missing dimensions of poverty analyses

Jose Manuel Roche, OPHI, University of Oxford, UK


Panel C7: Pathways for the Poorest: Analytical Frameworks and Global Lessons            

Room: Lecture Room (Dalton Ellis Hall)

Chair: Syed Hashemi (BRAC Development Institute, Bangladesh)


Towards an Analytical Framework for Graduation: Global Lessons on Extreme Poverty

Presentation (pdf)

Syed M Hashemi, BRAC Development Institute, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Household Level Graduation Strategies: the Experience from Bangladesh

Imran Matin, BRAC, Dhaka, Bangladesh and BRAC Africa

100 years of Poverty in Bengal: A Re-examination of "The Economic Life of a Bengal District"

Selim Raihan, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh


Lessons from the Chars Livelihoods Programme, Bangladesh

Kate Conroy, Ric Goodman and Stuart Kenward, Chars Livelihoods Programme, Bangladesh


Panel  C8: Macro-level Policies and Chronic Poverty      

Room: Music Room (Hulme Hall)    

Chair: David Hall Matthews (University of Leeds)


Financial Liberalization, Gender and Poverty in Ghana

Josephine Yeboh, Robin Bladen-Hovell, P. Lawrence, Keele Management School, Keele University, UK and P. Quartey

Explanation for Poverty mobility in Tanzania in the light of governance

Kim A. Kayunze, Oswald Mashindao and Festo Maro, Sokoine University of Agriculture, Morogoro, Tanzania

Is Growth in India Exclusive? Analysis of Persistence of Poverty among Adivasis in India.

Presentation (pdf)

Arjan de Haan,  and Amaresh Dubey, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India

Local Resource Mobilization for Poverty Alleviation: a supply-side perspective of the BoP strategy

Sammy K. Bonsu and Pia Polsa, Haneken School of Economics, Helsinki, Finland


Panel  C9: Is the Current Aid Architecture Appropriate for Addressing Chronic Poverty?

Room: Seminar Room (Hulme Hall)             

Chair: Claire Melamed (ODI, London)


The Future of Aid:  An Integrated approach to Chronic Poverty, Climate Change and Humanitarian Assistance.

Presentation (pdf)

Daniel Coppard, Development Initiatives, UK  and Judith Randel, Development Initiatives, UK

Aid architecture and Chronic Poverty in the context of climate change


Dawda Jobarteh, Africa Progress Panel, Geneva

Two approaches to Aid in Africa: China and the West

Presentation (pdf)

Xiaobing Wang and Adam Ozanne, School of Social Sciences, University of Manchester, UK


Panel  C10: The Economics of Malnutrition                    

Room: Gallery (Dalton Ellis Hall)                 

Chair: Derek Headey (IFPRI, Washington D.C.)


Hit and Miss: why the Relationship between Economic Growth and Malnutrition is so varied

Presentation (pdf)

Derek Headey, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Why has Agricultural Development not contributed to improved Nutrition in India?

Suneetha Kadiyala , International Food Policy Research Institute, New Delhi, India

Analyzing the Nutritional Impacts of Policies: An Empirical Study for Malawi

Olivier Ecker, International Food Policy Research Institute/Univ of Hohenheim, Washington DC, USA