While microfinance companies have been studied and there is a growing consensus that they exclude the poorest, the impact of government microfinance programmes is relatively less understood. The National Rural Livelihoods Mission, which aims to reduce rural poverty by organising women into self-help groups, building capacity and providing access to microcredit is evaluated through a survey of 2,615 households in five districts of Madhya Pradesh. The focus is on four key questions. Who benefits and who gets left out? What is the pattern of household investment priorities?

The India, Brazil and South Africa Facility for Poverty and Hunger Alleviation (IBSA Fund) is a remarkable example of cooperation among three developing countries, whhich pioneered the implementation of South-South cooperation initiatives for the benefit of other Southern countries in partnership with the United Nations system.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Poverty Eradication Programmes, 03/08/2017. Report on 5th Annual Employment–Unemployment Survey (2015-16), based on sample study of 88,783 rural households, reports that unemployment rate in rural sector was 5.1%.

Washington - The World Bank has approved supplemental financing of US$16.36 million for the Third Poverty Reduction Support Development Policy Operation (PRSDPO-lll) for Liberia.

A Financing Agreement Law to improve the country’s economy and social conditions was yesterday ratified by the Liberian Senate and the House of Representatives.

Rwanda’s progress in the fight against poverty has been ranked as the most impactful on the continent since 2005, according to the new African Development Bank’s African Economic Outlook (AEO) 2017

The government aims to reduce extreme poverty, which currently stands at 16 per cent to below nine per cent next year.

The objective of eliminating poverty in all its dimensions such that every citizen has access to a minimum standard of food, education, health, clothing, shelter, transportation and energy has been at the heart of India’s development efforts since Independence.

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has launched a new project intended to accelerate poverty fight among Rwanda’s vulnerable families in four districts of the country.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Rural Development and Poverty Alleviation Projects, 30/03/2017.

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