The Poor and their Money
The Microfinance revolution is usually considered to have been led by the NGOs, donor agencies, and more recently banks who offer poor people financial services. But what can we learn from the ways that poor people already manage their money? What are the essential elements that they prize so much t...
Enterprise in Africa
Internationally, donors are increasing their emphasis on poverty-focused policies and on the notion of pro-poor growth. Attempts to reformulate policies and reshape practices so that they rework the balance between a focus on poverty and a focus on growth bring small and microenterprises on to the c...
Providing Food Security For All
Mohiuddin Alamgir, Poonam Arora
This book is by Mohiuddin Alamgir and Poonam Arora with an introduction by Idriss Jazairy. This book from IFAD is an in-depth user-friendly study of global food security, focused at the household level, which includes dozens of revealing figures, charts and tables. This introduction to global food s...
Rural Roads and Poverty Alleviation
This study analyses the pattern and the use of local road networks, and the causes and effects of road programmes, for goods transport and in the areas of personal travel, education, health - and poverty alleviation in general. The impact of the selection criteria actually used in specific road prog...