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.

Reaching the Poor with Health, Nutrition, and Population Services

What Works, what Doesn't, and why

Author: Davidson R. Gwatkin,Adam Wagstaff,Abdo Yazbeck

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 0821359622

Category: Social Science

Page: 353

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This volume presents eleven case studies that document how well or poorly health, nutrition, and population programs have reached disadvantaged groups in the countries of Africa, Asia, and Latin America where they were undertaken. The studies were commissioned by the Reaching the Poor Program, undertaken by the Word Bank in cooperation with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Dutch and Swedish governments, in an effort to find better ways of ensuring that health, nutrition, and population programs benefit the neediest. These case studies, reinforced by other material gathered by the.

Reaching out to the Poor

The Unfinished Rural Revolution

Author: Geeta Somjee

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1349202665

Category: Social Science

Page: 152

View: 3636

This book is about the poor and the constraints of social and economic relationships within which they are trapped. Such constraints have diminished their social and political capacity to be able to escape from poverty. The book deals with the real rather than the abstract notions of poverty.

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: 2317

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.

Education For Rural Development

Towards New Policy Responses

Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations,Unesco

Publisher: UNESCO

ISBN: 9789280312201

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 406

View: 5888

Most developing countries seak to provide their school-age children with universal access to a first cycle of education. However, little attention has been paid to the consequences of enrolment expansion at primary level on future educational demand above that level. With present cost structures, a number of countries will find expansion of secondary education unsustainable. This book explores the problems, issues and policy options that surround secondary school financing through case studies in Asia, Latin America and Africa.

Agriculture Investment Sourcebook

Author: World Bank

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 9780821383520

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 532

View: 7123

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.

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: 9438

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.

Development as Freedom in a Digital Age

Experiences from the Rural Poor in Bolivia

Author: Björn Sören Gigler

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 1464804214

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 516

View: 4035

The knowledge of how to use information technology is a critical human capability for a person to realize the various things he/she values doing or being in all dimensions of his/her life. At the center of this process is a person s ability to access, process and act upon information facilitated through the use of new technologies.

Hunger, poverty and development

life and work of Sartaj Aziz

Author: Sartaj Aziz

Publisher: N.A


Category: Agriculture and state

Page: 592

View: 5601

Collection of seminal writings of the author.

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: 6563

"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.

The Non-Western World

Environment, Development and Human Rights

Author: Pradyumna P. Karan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135938369

Category: Social Science

Page: 602

View: 6190

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.

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

View: 6926

Shaping the Future of Water for Agriculture

A Sourcebook for Investment in Agricultural Water Management

Author: N.A

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 9780821361610

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 334

View: 3623

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 modernisation, declining investment, constrained water availability, and environmental degradation. Investment in effective agricultural water management schemes is of key importance in ensuring food security, poverty reduction and environmental protection, and in recognition of this fact, this publication contains a selection of good practice in the design and management of agricultural water schemes.

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

View: 9288

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

Social Funds and Reaching the Poor

Experiences and Future Directions : Proceedings from an International Workshop Organized by the World Bank ... [et Al.]

Author: Anthony G. Bigio

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 9780821342091

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 247

View: 3461

This paper reports on proceedings from an international workshop on social funds, held on May 21-24, 1997, in Washington, DC. The objectives of the workshop were to take stock of a decade's implementation experience of social funds with a view to assessing their impact on poverty reduction; establish a broad consensus on their main achievements, weaknesses, and risks; generate a set of recommendations for improving existing operations as well as for the design of future social funds; and facilitate the integration of international and regional networks of social funds.