Reaching the Rural Poor

A Renewed Strategy for Rural Development

Author: N.A

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 9780821354599

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 174

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Despite the fact that three quarters of the world's poor live in rural areas, the level of international development aid directed at rural areas has continued to decline over the last decade, particularly in terms of the agricultural sector. In 2001, lending for agricultural projects was the lowest in the World Bank's history. This publication presents the World Bank's new rural development strategy based upon a results oriented approach which stresses practice, implementation, monitoring and empowerment aspects. The strategy seeks to highlight rural development efforts, focusing on the needs of the rural poor, fostering a broad-based economic growth and addressing the impact of global developments on client countries.

Rural Well-being

From Vision to Action : Proceedings of the Fourth Annual World Bank Conference on Environmentally Sustainable Development, Held at the World Bank and the George Washington University, Washington, D.C., September 25-27, 1996

Author: Ismail Serageldin,David R. Steeds

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 9780821339879

Category: Social Science

Page: 433

View: 7169

The Fourth Annual World Bank Conference on Environmentally Sustainable Development was convened in September 1996, with the aim to pursue four key goals:1) poverty reduction; 2) widely shared growth; 3) household, national, and global food security; and 4) sustainable natural resource management. This volume contains the presentations of all the plenary speakers as they are delivered or from written texts. In addition, it contains a summary of each of the thematic and regional roundtables as well as summaries of many of the associated and concurrent events. The volume also reprints the background papers submitted by those who participated in the roundtables. Full text statements from the associated event on Ethics, Values, Spiritually, and Rural Well-Being are also included.

Tackling Rural Poverty in Developing Countries

Department for International Development

Author: Great Britain. National Audit Office

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 9780102944617

Category: Economic assistance, British

Page: 43

View: 4183

Some 2.7 billion people live in poverty on less than two dollars a day, whilst 1.1 billion live in extreme poverty on less than one dollar a day. The United Nation's Millennium Development Goals aim is to halve this number by 2015 and the Department for International Development has set Public Service Agreement Targets to contribute to this reduction. As some 75 per cent of the world's poor live in rural areas, these targets cannot be reached without the reduction of rural policy. This report looks at rural poverty and the way the DFID tackles the issue, especially in the short and medium term. It is organised into four main sections: the challenge of tackling rural poverty; DIFD's country programme assistance to the rural poor; reaching the rural poor through other funding schemes; and management of the aid budget.

Improving Access to Finance for India's Rural Poor

Author: Priya Basu

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 0821361473

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 119

View: 647

Annotation This book examines the current level and pattern of access to finance for India's rural households, evaluates various approaches for delivering financial services, analyzes what lies behind the lack of adequate financial access, and identifies what it would take to improve access to finance.

Agriculture Investment Sourcebook

Author: World Bank

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 9780821383520

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 532

View: 6311

Investing to promote agricultural growth and poverty reduction is a central pillar of the World Bank's current rural strategy, 'Reaching the Rural Poor' (2003). This 'Sourcebook' addresses how to implement the rural strategy, by sharing information on investment options and identifying innovative approaches that will aid the design of future lending programs for agriculture. It provides generic good practices and many examples that demonstrate investment in agriculture can provide rewarding and sustainable returns to development efforts. It is divided into eleven self-contained modules. Each module contains three different types of subunits that can also be stand-alone documents: I. Module Overview II. Agricultural Investment Notes III. Innovative Activity Profiles. The stand-alone nature of the subunits allows flexibility and adaptability of the material. Selected readings and web links are also provided for readers who seek more in-depth information. The 'Sourcebook' draws on a wide range of experiences from donor agencies, governments, institutions, and other groups active in agricultural development. It is an invaluable reference tool for policy makers, professionals, academics and students, and anyone with an interest in agricultural investments.

The Non-Western World

Environment, Development and Human Rights

Author: Pradyumna P. Karan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135938369

Category: Social Science

Page: 602

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Through a cross-cultural and multi-disciplinary approach, this introductory textbook focuses on critical issues of development, environment, and cultural conflicts facing most area of the non-Western world. Areas covered include China, Japan, Southeast Asia, the Indian subcontinent, the Middle East, and sub-Saharan Africa.

Department for International Development

Tackling Rural Poverty in Developing Countries; First Report of Session 2007-08; Report, Together with Formal Minutes and Oral and Written Evidence

Author: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Committee of Public Accounts

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 9780215037930

Category: Economic assistance, British

Page: 50

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Incorporating HC 599-i, session 2006-07. The NAO report on this topic published as HC 1311, session 2005-06 (ISBN 9780102939156)

Social Change in Village India

Author: Sachchidananda

Publisher: Concept Publishing Company

ISBN: 9788170222064

Category: Social Science

Page: 230

View: 4795

Shaping the Future of Water for Agriculture

A Sourcebook for Investment in Agricultural Water Management

Author: World Bank

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 9780821361610

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 334

View: 3800

Agricultural water management is a vital practice in ensuring reduction, and environmental protection. After decades of successfully expanding irrigation and improving productivity, farmers and managers face an emerging crisis in the form of poorly performing irrigation schemes, slow modernization, declining investment, constrained water availability, and environmental degradation.More and better investments in agricultural water are needed. In response, the World Bank, in conjunction with many partner agencies, has compiled a selection of good experiences that can guide practitioners in the design of quality investments in agricultural water.The messages of 'Shaping the Future of Water for Agriculture: A Sourcebook for Investment in Agricultural Water Management' center around the key challenges to agricultural water management, specifically: • Building policies and incentives • Designing institutional reforms • Investing in irrigation systems improvement and modernization • Investing in groundwater irrigation • Investing in drainage and water quality management • Investing in water management in rainfed agriculture • Investing in agricultural water management in multipurpose operations • Coping with extreme climatic conditions • Assessing the social, economic, and environmental impacts of agricultural water investments 'Shaping the Future of Water for Agriculture' is an important resource for those interested and engaged in development with a focus on agricultural water.

The State of World Rural Poverty

An Inquiry Into Its Causes and Consequences

Author: Idriss Jazairy,Mohiuddin Alamgir,Theresa Panuccio,International Fund for Agricultural Development

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814737544

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 514

View: 7347

"The State of World Rural Poverty offers the first comprehensive look at the economic conditions and prospects of the world's rural poor. Certain to become a definitive source of data and analysis, especially for the unique rural poverty indexes of 114 developing countries, as well as an invaluable policy guide to issues involving development and poverty in underdeveloped nations, this volume incorporates research from all over the world."--BOOK JACKET.

Administering Targeted Social Programs in Latin America

From Platitudes to Practice

Author: Margaret E. Grosh

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 9780821326206

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 174

View: 902

Global Environment Facility Working Paper 8. Describes the five key research areas to be addressed by the Program for Measuring Incremental Costs for the Environment (PRINCE). This paper outlines incremental cost concepts, operational interpretations, national climate change studies, country studies on ozone protection, and transaction costs. It also develops a broad interpretation of incremental cost that can be used across the range of issues covered by the Global Environment Facility (GEF). Those issues include global warming, pollution of international waters, destruction of biodiversity, and ozone depletion. This is one of five GEF Working Papers to explore the PRINCE program and is co-published with the United Nations Development Programme and the United Nations Environment Programme.

Credit schemes for the rural poor

some conclusions and lessons from practice

Author: S. Tilakaratna,International Labour Office. Development and Technical Cooperation Dept

Publisher: N.A


Category: Social Science

Page: 43

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Social Protection Sector Strategy

From Safety Net to Springboard

Author: N.A

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 9780821349038

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 76

View: 732

This book presents recent World Bank analytical work on the causes of violence and conflict in Columbia and the pilot lending programmes which have been designed to promote peace and help development. It is divided into three sections. The first sets the framework for the history of violence and the mechanisms of its propagation, looks at its costs and also at current policy initiatives to reduce it. The second part looks at the social economic causes of conflict and the costs of achieving peace. The last part reviews the recent experience of the World Bank in assisting countries that are experiencing, or have overcome, domestic armed conflict.

Development Projects as Policy Experiments

An Adaptive Approach to Development Administration

Author: Dennis A. Rondinelli

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134678657

Category: Science

Page: 224

View: 9308

International assistance programmes for developing countries are in urgent need of revision. Continuous testing and verification is required if development activity is to cope effectively with the uncertainty and complexity of the development process. This examines the alternatives and offers an approach which focuses on strategic planning, administrative procedures that facilitate innovation, responsiveness and experimentation, and on decision-making processes that join learning with action. A useful text for academics and practitioners in development studies, geography and sociology.

Global Challenges in Responsible Business

Author: N. Craig Smith,C. B. Bhattacharya,David Vogel,David I. Levine

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139488562

Category: Business & Economics

Page: N.A

View: 6258

Corporate responsibility has gone global. It has secured the attention of business leaders, governments and NGOs to an unprecedented extent. Increasingly, it is argued that business must play a constructive role in addressing massive global challenges. Business is not responsible for causing most of the problems associated with, for example, extreme poverty and hunger, child mortality and HIV/AIDS. However, it is often claimed that business has a responsibility to help ameliorate many of these problems and, indeed, it may be the only institution capable of effectively addressing some of them. Global Challenges in Responsible Business addresses the implications for business of corporate responsibility in the context of globalization and the social and environmental problems we face today. Featuring research from Europe, North America, Asia and Africa, it focuses on three major themes: embedding corporate responsibility, corporate responsibility and marketing, and corporate responsibility in developing countries.