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Lauren Kelly

Lauren Kelly
World Bank · Independent Evaluation Group (IEG) (Operations Evaluation Department)

MA Economics; Conflict Management

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Lauren Kelly is a Senior Evaluation Officer and Rural Development Specialist in the Independent Evaluation Group of the World Bank. Her research interests include rural sociology, poverty reduction, land and land use systems, fragility and conflict.

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Technical Report
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The Zambezi Valley is home to some of the poorest people of Mozambique: As of 2016, rural poverty had increased overall, with declining indicators in its central regions. Overall, while a focus on agricultural productivity and crop diversity is relevant and necessary for the smallholder communities, key drivers of poverty that require redress inclu...
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The Andhra Pradesh District Poverty Initiatives Project for India aims to improve opportunities for the rural poor to meet priority social and economic needs in the six poorest districts of Andhra Pradesh. There are three main components. The first funds capacity building for new or existing self-managed community-based organizations. Specifically,...
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This is a Project Performance Assessment of the Sri Lanka Community Development and Livelihoods Improvement project implemented between 2004 and 2010 in three of Sri Lanka’s southernmost provinces. Referred to as the Gemi Diriya project - which in Sinhalese translates as “Raising the Village” - the project was one of the first and since only truly...
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bout 370 million people live in low-income fragile and conflict-affected states (FCS). They have higher poverty rates, lower growth rates, and weaker human development indicators than other low-income countries. The World Bank Group has identified support to FCS as a strategic priority, critical to achieving its mission of poverty alleviation and s...
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This report evaluates the outcomes of World Bank Group support to Liberia from its post-war re-engagement in 2003 through 2011. The country has moved from total disarray to a solid foundation for inclusive development. Although development has not moved forward as quickly as hoped, substantial progress has been made. Public finance and key institut...
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A decade ago, the World Bank Group shifted its approach in the forest sector by putting poverty alleviation and sustainable economic development on equal footing with conservation. It was a bold move given the risks and trade-offs involved in balancing these three aims. A decade into its implementation IEG evaluated the progress made and results of...
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The Global Invasive Species Program (GISP) is an independent, not-for-profit association whose mission is to conserve biodiversity and sustain human livelihoods by minimizing the spread and impact of invasive alien species (IAS) and which is presently located in the Centre for Agriculture and Biosciences International (CABI) in Nairobi, Kenya. Its...
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GPR The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) is a global partnership housed in Conservation International (CI) between CI, the World Bank, the Global Environment Facility, the MacArthur Foundation, the government of Japan, and the French development agency that provides grants to NGOs and other private sector partners to protect critical ecos...
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Among the poorest segments of society, working children are unwitting participants in a vicious circle of poverty: Uneducated, poorly trained, and subject to illness, many of these children will continue in low-paying jobs into adulthood, perpetuating poverty into the next generation. Worldwide, the number of economically active children is estimat...
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i. Cameroon's highly diverse forests cover about 22 million ha, or 43% of the national territory. However, until a reform process took hold in 1999, this resource was under siege. Success in preserving it still hangs in the balance. Deforestation is not the worst threat hanging over Cameroon's rain forest. The more serious threats are forest fragme...

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