A nurse explains clinic procedures to waiting patients

Principal Investigator: Alexander Shankland. Lead Organisation: Institute of Development Studies

Co-investigators: Gerald Bloom; Vera Coelho; Denise Namburete; Hayley Nan MacGregor; Rosemary McGee; Anuradha Joshi

Photo: Arne Hoel / World Bank cash transfers programme
An increase in the number and scope of conditional cash transfer (CCT) programmes as a way to provide households with financial resources to meet subsistence needs while encouraging investment in children's human capital has come as a growing number live in extreme poverty after the recent financial crisis.
The project aims to explore how the buying choices of the individual and the state can be used as a lever for development, understood as people’s freedom to live the life they have reason to value - individually and collectively.
The project in Brazil, China, and India aims to improve the understanding of the links among energy costs and use, the transformation of food supply chains including analysis of horticulture and dairy supply and technologies, and poverty alleviation to formulate policy pathways towards more optimal energy use.
An exploratory qualitative study of three South Asian countries to illuminate how social forms and organisations in health are created, managed and sustained, including key roles in the development of medicine and health services knowledge.
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