Sustainable Market Pathways for Feed in Upland Poultry Production and Aquaculture in Rural Chin State, Myanmar

Rates of food insecurity in Chin State, Myanmar consistently rank among the highest in the country. One root cause of this is the debilitating nutritional gaps in feed for chicken and fish farmers. Conquering these gaps will require practical steps that improve market linkages and farmer education, and use of local feed pathways within the context of integrated farming models.

Better Care, Better Health: Optimizing Healthcare Provision in Ghana

Although the introduction of the National Health Insurance Scheme in 2003, along with related policies in maternal and child health care, has led to a marked improvement in Ghana’s health outcomes, systemic barriers and challenges still exist. To enhance the quality of and access to healthcare, policies that bolster accountability and institutionalize monitoring and evaluation efforts are necessary.

The Crisis of Civics Education: A Case for Mandated Civics Assessments

The U.S. education system’s prioritization of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) has fueled the neglect of civics education, the role of which is vital to the creation of a well-informed, active citizenry. Given the importance of civics to national development, there is a need for policy that ensures that all graduating seniors in American high schools have a demonstrated mastery of how their government works.

Combating Institutionalized Discrimination and Gender-Based Violence in Pakistan

Despite Pakistan’s efforts to eliminate gender-based violence (GBV), violence against women has continued to fester within the country and has claimed an estimated 5,000 lives annually. An overview of the cultural, social and institutional barriers that women must navigate affirms the need for necessary reforms in the social, economic, and judicial sectors capable of creating a sociocultural environment that is conducive to women’s safety and autonomy.

Impacts of Climate Change on Disadvantaged Communities: The Case of Lincoln Creek and Northern Portions of the 30th Street Corridor in Milwaukee

Low-income and minority communities are the most socially vulnerable to climate change. This study uses a systems thinking lens to focus on the impacts of recurring urban inland flooding in Milwaukee – specifically the disproportionate impacts on individuals with lesser adaptive capacity than other communities.

A Test of the Great Lakes Compact: Environmental Justice and the Waukesha Diversion Return Flow Plan

After an eight-year battle, Waukesha received approval for their request to divert Great Lakes water to its municipality. However, Waukesha’s gain is not without negative impacts to other communities. This case study focuses on the environmental justice impacts of the Waukesha Diversion Return Flow and recommends steps for the involved municipalities to take.

How Financial Tech Can Aid Financial Inclusion in Mexico

Financial inclusion levels in Mexico continue to be embryonic, FinTech companies appears to be promissory contributors and partners in the fight against financial exclusion. Their technological innovations, when applied to financial markets, has the potential to increase the supply of financial services and lower the costs of providing them to unattended individuals.

Introducing Our New Class of Associate Editors

The Cornell Policy Review is pleased to announce the addition of six new Associate Editors to the Review — Muhammad Ali Ilahi, Elisabeth Theresa Lembo, Adam Terragnoli, Arianna T. Rebancos, Mahrusah Zahin, and Zhenyu Zhang.

The Case for a Universal Child Allowance in the United States

The United States is unique among developed nations for its high rate of child poverty and currently use of a patchwork system of tax subsidies to help cover the costs of childcare that excludes low-income and irregularly employed families. Converting this system into a universal child allowance similar to those that exist in other developed countries would significantly reduce childhood poverty and increase the capacity of all families to invest in the wellbeing of their children.

Immigration Removal Centers in England and Wales: Ensuring the Safety and Well-Being of Immigration Detainees

Existing studies on Immigration Removal Centres (IRCs) in England and Wales focus primarily on how overcrowding and understaffing put the well-being of immigration detainees at stake. There is a lack of focus, however, on how co-detainment between immigration detainees and former prisoners impacts the former. An analysis of relevant policies is presented to reveal policy gaps and recommendations that support the well-being of immigration detainees are suggested.

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  • Sustainable Market Pathways for Feed in Upland Poultry Production and Aquaculture in Rural Chin State, Myanmar

    By Ryan Michael Sherman

    Rates of food insecurity in Chin State, Myanmar consistently rank among the highest in the country. One root cause of this is the debilitating nutritional gaps in feed for chicken and fish farmers. Conquering these gaps will require practical steps that improve market linkages and farmer education, and use of local feed pathways within the context of integrated farming models.

  • Better Care, Better Health: Optimizing Healthcare Provision in Ghana

    By Eghosa Asemota

    Although the introduction of the National Health Insurance Scheme in 2003, along with related policies in maternal and child health care, has led to a marked improvement in Ghana’s health outcomes, systemic barriers and challenges still exist. To enhance the quality of and access to healthcare, policies that bolster accountability and institutionalize monitoring and evaluation efforts are necessary.

  • The Crisis of Civics Education: A Case for Mandated Civics Assessments

    By Adam Terragnoli

    The U.S. education system’s prioritization of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) has fueled the neglect of civics education, the role of which is vital to the creation of a well-informed, active citizenry. Given the importance of civics to national development, there is a need for policy that ensures that all graduating seniors in American high schools have a demonstrated mastery of how their government works.