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Adato, Michelle

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Works: 37 works in 72 publications in 2 languages and 1,430 library holdings
Genres: Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: TK9152, 363.179
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Publications about Michelle Adato
Publications by Michelle Adato
Most widely held works by Michelle Adato
Safety second : the NRC and America's nuclear power plants by Michelle Adato( Book )
5 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 798 libraries worldwide
Analyse van de factoren die geleid hebben tot het nucleaire ongeluk op Three Miles Island, met aantekeningen voor betere beveiliging van kerncentrales in de toekomst
Conditional cash transfers in Latin America by Michelle Adato( Book )
6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 209 libraries worldwide
Conditional cash transfer programs (CCTs) have become increasingly popular in low--income countries, particularly in Latin America. CCTs involve cash payments to poor families when they participate in educational, health--related, nutritional, or other services that could help lift them out of poverty. The apparent success of CCTs has led some development specialists to refer to CCTs as "a magic bullet." Conditional Cash Transfers in Latin America evaluates the effectiveness and reliability of CCTs in reducing poverty. The contributors synthesize evidence and analysis from four case studies of Brazil, Honduras, Mexico, and Nicaragua. Using state--of--the--art quantitative and qualitative methods, the studies examine various aspects of CCTs, including the trends in development and political economy that fostered interest in them; their impacts on education, health, nutrition, and food consumption; and how CCT programs affect -- and how their outcomes are affected by -- social relations shaped by gender, culture, and community. Throughout, the authors identify the strengths and weaknesses of CCTs and offer guidelines to those who design them. Successful programs depend on a clear definition of program goals, adapting program design to a particular country's circumstances, effective communication with CCT beneficiaries, high--quality services, and an appreciation of social relations within a given community. This new study is a valuable resource for anyone trying to understand, implement, improve, and build on the success of established conditional cash transfer programs
Agricultural research, livelihoods, and poverty : studies of economic and social impacts in six countries ( Book )
8 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 184 libraries worldwide
Safety second, a critical evaluation of the NRC's first decade : a report ( Book )
1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 61 libraries worldwide
Power, politics, and performance : community participation in South African public works programs by Michelle Adato( Book )
4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 50 libraries worldwide
Since 1994, public works programs with community participation have been part of South Africa's efforts to reduce poverty through increasing employment, skills, infrastructure, and local capacities. This report is an analysis of the intended and actual responsibilities of community forums and community-based committees; the value added by community participation in project selection, design, and management, and the problems introduced; the impact of community participation on project performance; and the factors that have constrained the ability of community-based committees to play the role envisioned for them in policy documents. The research provides a window into the developmental changes and challenges faced by South Africa since its transition to democracy in 1994 and reveals the dilemmas and possibilities pertaining to community-driven development projects
La pobreza en México y el mundo : realidades y desafíos ( Book )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in Spanish and held by 28 libraries worldwide
Social protection and cash transfers to strengthen families affected by HIV and AIDS by Michelle Adato( Book )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 19 libraries worldwide
Labour intensive employment and social development : the Working for Water Programme in the Western Cape Province by Jaqui Goldin( Book )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 17 libraries worldwide
The child support grant in KwaZulu-Natal : perceptions and experience inside the household by Nina Hunter( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Targeting poverty through community-based public works programmes : experience from South Africa by Michelle Adato( Article )
4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Targeting poverty through community-based public works programs : a cross-disciplinary assessment of recent experience in South Africa by Michelle Adato( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Democratic process, mediated models and the reconstitution of meaning in democratic organizations : trade union cooperatives in South Africa by Michelle Adato( Archival Material )
2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
The impact of agroforestry-based soil fertility replenishment practices on the poor in western Kenya by Frank Place( Book )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
This case study explores the relationships between agroforestry-based soil fertility replenishment (SFR) systems (improved fallows and biomass transfer) and poverty reduction in rural western Kenya. It further examines the role that different dissemination approaches play in conditioning which segments of society gain access to information to the technologies and then uses them. The study made use of many different qualitative and quantitative data collection methods and samples from both pilot areas where researchers maintained a significant presence and nonpilot areas where farmers learned of the technologies through other channels. Adoption processes were analyzed quantitatively using almost 2,000 households while changes in impact indicators were measured for just over 100 households. Qualitative methods included case studies for 40 households, where researchers lived in the villages for six months, and focus group discussions involving 16 different groups. The findings showed that poverty is rampant among households and appeared to worsen during the study period. The poor were reached by many different information providers and liked certain aspects of almost all types of organizations, from government extension to community group-based methods. Access to information is mediated by social relationships of wealth, gender and status; nevertheless, poor farmers acquired a significant amount of knowledge about soil fertility management. Adoption rates are not outstanding but they are encouraging, with about 20% of all farmers using the technologies on a regular basis, and a sizable percentage of farmers newly testing. Unlike some agricultural technologies historically, SFR was found not to be biased toward people controlling and managing resources above a certain threshold. The study also found that the poor were using the agroforestry technologies to a much greater extent than they were fertilizer (about 33% of farmers not using any other soil fertility practice were trying the new systems). The technologies were almost always at least doubling yields of maize. Despite these promising signs, the systems were not found to be linked to improved household-level food security or poverty indicators, primarily because the size of the fields under the agroforestry systems was, on average, quite small
Linking safety nets, social protection, and poverty reduction : directions for Africa by Michelle Adato( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
"In Africa and elsewhere, safety nets were promoted in the 1980s as a response to the (presumably short-term) adverse effects of structural adjustment. Though some safety nets had a developmental component, safety nets are still largely associated with the idea of a short-term buffer. "Social protection" is a newer term that incorporates safety net programs but also includes a role for renewed state involvement, emphasizes a longer-term developmental approach, includes social assistance and social insurance, and is often advocated as a right rather than a reactive form of relief. Social protection policy addresses not only programs aimed at reducing the impact of shocks and coping with their aftermath, but also interventions designed to prevent shocks and destitution in the first place. Most societies have private interhousehold, intrafamily, and intrahousehold transfers that promote resilience to shocks, mitigating their negative effects. However, in countries or communities where people are universally poor, there is less to share, particularly in times of shocks that affect all or many in the society (such as drought, floods, AIDS, or widespread structural unemployment)--which is precisely when the need for help is most critical." -- from Text
Assessing the impact of agricultural research on poverty using the sustainable livelihoods framework by Michelle Adato( Book )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
How efficiently do public works programs transfer benefits to the poor? : evidence from South Africa by Lawrence James Haddad( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Science and poverty : an interdisciplinary assessment of the impact of agricultural research by Ruth Suseela Meinzen-Dick( Book )
4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Exploring poverty traps and social exclusion in South Africa using qualitative and quantitative data by Michelle Adato( Article )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Democracy, authority, and cooperation in South Africa and Lesotho by Michelle Adato( Book )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
 
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