The cases in this section address the interaction between income distribution, poverty, food security, and nutrition and illustrate how government action can influence all of these through conditional transfers programs, policies to facilitate migration out of agriculture, and a series of other policies to influence income distribution and poverty.

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  • PROGRESA: An Integrated Approach to Poverty Alleviation in Mexico 

    Gantner, Leigh (CUL Initiatives in Publishing (CIP), 2007)
    In 1997 the government of Mexico implemented PROGRESA (Programa de Educación, Salud, y Alimenación), an integrated approach to poverty alleviation through the development of human capital. PROGRESA was one part of a larger ...
  • Income Disparity in China and Its Policy Implications 

    Cheng, Fuzhi (CUL Initiatives in Publishing (CIP), 2007)
    China’s economy has witnessed considerable achievements since economic reforms were initiated in 1978. Average overall gross domestic product (GDP) has grown approximately 9 percent annually during the past two decades. ...
  • Migration in Rural Burkina Faso 

    Wouterse, Fleur (CUL Initiatives in Publishing (CIP), 2007)
    Migration plays an important role in development and as a strategy for poverty reduction. A recent World Bank investigation finds a significant positive relationship between international migration and poverty reduction ...

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