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  • Glenn Brown
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      Thought this would interest you folks.
      Glenn

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      World Bank PovertyNet Newsletter #68 July 2004

      In this issue:

      1. UNDP Human Development Report (HDR) 2004 2. "Measuring the impact of
      humanitarian aid" - new ODI report 3. July feature: Vietnam Development
      Report 2004 4. "City development strategies to reduce poverty" - new ADB
      publication 5. Joint donor-World Bank staff training on partnership for
      poverty reduction - learning materials online 6. "Income inequality and
      health: what have we learned so far?"
      - paper by Subramanian and Kawachi
      7. Help Us!
      8. To Receive or Stop Receiving this Newsletter

      Welcome to the sixty-eighth issue of the PovertyNet electronic
      newsletter from the World Bank. This newsletter provides an update of
      new resources about understanding and alleviating poverty available from
      PovertyNet, http://www.worldbank.org/poverty, and other websites.
      You can read previous issues of this newsletter at
      http://www.worldbank.org/poverty/newsl.

      Please continue to send suggestions on items to highlight in this
      newsletter to povertynet@....

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      1. UNDP Human Development Report (HDR) 2004
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      This year's HDR on "Cultural Liberty in Today's Diverse World"
      argues that cultural freedoms should be embraced as basic human rights
      and necessities for the development of the increasingly diverse
      societies of the 21st century. It contends that people have the right to
      maintain their ethnic, linguistic, and religious identities. The
      adoption of policies that recognize and protect these identities is the
      only sustainable approach to development in diverse societies. To
      download the report go to:
      http://hdr.undp.org/.

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      2. "Measuring the impact of humanitarian aid" - new ODI report
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      A new report by the Humanitarian Policy Group at the Overseas
      Development Institute (ODI) examines how the impact of humanitarian
      assistance can be better understood and measured.
      It reviews the different methods in use and analyses the wider
      'humanitarian aid system' and the incentives or disincentives provided
      for measuring humanitarian impact. To download the report go to:
      http://www.odi.org.uk/hpg/papers/hpgreport17.pdf.

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      3. July feature: Vietnam Development Report 2004
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      At a seminar held at the World Bank, Martin Rama, a lead economist at
      the World Bank's Vietnam country office, discussed the findings of
      research he and colleagues conducted for the Vietnam Development Report
      2004. Poverty rates in Vietnam have declined remarkably in recent years,
      from 58% in 1993 to 29% in 2002. The report examines how these rates of
      poverty reduction were achieved and what factors might affect future
      rates of poverty reduction.
      To download the report and view Rama's presentation go to:
      http://info.worldbank.org/etools/bspan/PresentationView.asp?PID=1112&EID
      =572
      .

      Also, see the World Bank's website on Vietnam at:
      http://www.worldbank.org.vn/index.htm.

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      4. "City development strategies to reduce poverty" - new ADB publication
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      The world's urban population is growing fast. In Asia, 2.2 billion
      people (one out of two) are expected to live in cities by 2020. Most
      rapidly growing Asian cities face significant
      challenges: amid the wealth and prosperity generated, a high incidence
      of urban poverty persists. This new publication by the Asian Development
      Bank (ADB) sets out the results of a technical assistance that developed
      and introduced the concepts and techniques for preparing City
      Development Strategies (CDS) and Cities Without Slums (CWS) programs. To
      download the publication go to:
      http://www.adb.org/Documents/Books/City_Devt_Strategies/default.asp.

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      5. Joint donor-World Bank staff training on partnership for poverty
      reduction - learning materials online
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      The World Bank Institute's joint donor-World Bank staff training on
      partnership for poverty reduction was organized to strengthen donor
      coordination by providing an opportunity to share experiences and to
      strive for a common approach to poverty reduction strategy processes.
      The learning materials are now online and cover the following topics:
      the political economy of the PRSP process; PRSPs, budgets, and aid
      instruments; PRSP monitoring; and innovative donor practices in support
      of PRSPs.
      See:
      http://www.worldbank.org/wbi/attackingpoverty/events/Albania_0504/overvi
      ew.h
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      6. "Income inequality and health: what have we learned so far?"
      - paper by Subramanian and Kawachi
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      This paper by S. V. Subramanian and Ichiro Kawachi, at the Department of
      Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health,
      reviews the published multilevel studies of income inequality and
      health. The review focuses on the question: Does the unequal
      distribution of income in a society pose an additional hazard to the
      health of the individuals living in that society? Attention is drawn to
      some emerging patterns in the accumulated findings and suggests future
      directions for research in this topic. To download the paper go to:
      http://epirev.oupjournals.org/cgi/content/full/26/1/78 or
      http://epirev.oupjournals.org/cgi/reprint/26/1/78.pdf.

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