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Call for concept notes

  Agriculture and Health Research Platform Bound by complex two-way linkages, agriculture and health are essential for reducing poverty, food insecurity and malnutrition. In April 2006, the Alliance Executive of the Consultative Group on International…

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Cobbling a path toward independence

Until recently, being disabled in Yola, Nigeria, meant living on the streets. But a project to improve the livelihood of those who live and work in the country’s flood plains and low-lying areas (fadamas) has helped turned beggars into…

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Strength in numbers

Poor people are often at great risk of losing the few assets they have when faced with an unexpected event, such as the death of a household member. But for the members of the Kalagala Twezimbe Association, located outside Kampala, Uganda, working…

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Fisherwomen bring prosperity to their families

In the poor rural communities of Bangladesh, many women are entirely dependent on their husband’s often meager incomes and frequently have very little say in how the money is spent. Widows, divorced women, and deserted women fare even worse, since…

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Women grain vendors bring nutritious stews home

Farm women in Petaka, Mali, sell small amounts of pearl millet, drawn from their family granaries, alongside handmade items at the weekly fair. Pearl millet, a drought-resistant crop, dominates arable land along the fringes of the Sahara desert. With…

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"None are more committed to ending poverty than the poor themselves."

Message from Ban Ki-Moon, UN Secretary General, on the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, Beijing, 17 October 2007 I am delighted to send warm greetings to all participants in this conference on  “Taking Action for the World’s Poor and…

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Saving the Earth without Hurting the Poor

Ever-increasing carbon emissions and their impact on the earth’s climate are at the top of the international environmental agenda. What are the optimal ways to reduce these emissions? While government officials are pursuing a variety of options,…

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