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Determinants of Household Education Expenditure in Sudan

Ebaidalla Mahjoub Ebaidalla

This paper examines the factors that influence households' expenditure on education in Sudan using the National Baseline Household Survey data (NBHS, 2009) for national, urban and rural levels. The results ... read more


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Measures to Protect Poor Sudanese Households from the Risks of Catastrophic Health Expenditures

Mohammed Elhaj Mustafa and Ebaidalla Mahjoub Ebaidalla

Due to the absence of universal health insurance coverage in Sudan, particularly among poor, out-of-pocket (OOP) health expenditure consumes a high portion from households’ incomes forcing them to cut budget’s ... read more


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How Gender Biased Are Female-Headed Household Transfers in Egypt?

Lobna AbdelLatif, Mohamed Ramadan and Sarah Elbakry

In this paper, we claim that the policy of targeting female-headed households’ (FHHs) may generate bias against women in male-headed households (MHHs) who may be more poverty-constrained. Targeting FHHs may ... read more


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The Regional Impact of Trade Liberalization on Households in Egypt, 1999-2012

Jérémie Gignoux and Akiko Suwa-Eisenmann

This paper assesses the impact of trade liberalization in Egypt by comparing regions more exposed to trade opening compared to regions that were less exposed. As each region in Egypt ... read more


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Sheltering the Poor against Catastrophic Healthcare Payments through Micro Insurance: Lessons from the African Experience

Ahmed Rashad and Mesbah Sharaf

In a nutshell • Access to healthcare without the threat of financial ruin is a basic human right. Using recently available nationally representative surveys from Egypt, we found that out-of-pocket spending ... read more


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Selecting A Social Choice Rule: An Exploratory Panel Study

Murat Sertel and Ayca E.G. Kara

This study is an attempt to empirically understand public preferences concerning social choice rules. We focus on four social choice rules (SCRs): Plurality, Plurality with a Run-off, the Majoritarian Compromise ... read more


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Understanding Good Institutional Design in Hospital Corporatization: A Decision Rights Approach

Florence Eid

Corporatization is a hybrid organizational form between public sector ownership and privatization that is increasingly being adopted in the social sectors. In the past ten years, hospital conversions from public ... read more


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Social Security in Egypt: An Analysis and Agenda for Policy Reform

Markus Loewe

This paper analyses Egypt’s social protection systems. It asks why poverty is so widespread and why – despite the country’s numerous sophisticated social protection systems - social risks are a ... read more


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Elimination of Poverty: Challenges and Islamic Strategies

Ismail Sirageldin

Poverty is a complex phenomenon, a consequence of lack of growth and inequality. Effective policies require technical and empirical understanding of poverty that is combined with efficient institutions and a ... read more


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Provincisl Inequalities in School Environments in Turkey

Aysit Tansel and Ayadim Deniz Gungor

The main objective of this paper is to provide evidence on the extent of the wage differential between general and vocational high school graduates who do not go on to ... read more


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The Gender Dimensions of Poverty in Egypt

Heba El-Laithy

Gender dimensions of poverty are addressed, using the recent Household Expenditure, Income and Consumption Survey of 1999/2000 for Egypt. Disparities between males and females living in poor households were assessed. ... read more


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The Determinants of Urban and Rural Poverty in Tunisia

Samir Ghazouani and Mohamed Goaied

The aim of this study is to identify the determinants of poverty in Tunisia, both urban and rural, taking into account the distinction between them.  The objective is to determine ... read more


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