China may set up awards to honor individuals and non-governmental organizations for their efforts in helping reduce global poverty, a government think tank official said.

A new generation of economists is trying to transform global development policy through the power of randomized controlled trials.

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The Millennium Villages Project (MVP) stands out among development efforts in Africa. Since its launch in 2004, it has attracted generous donations and high-wattage supporters — including Hollywood actor Angelina Jolie and United Nations secretary-general Ban Ki-moon — for its work on alleviating poverty in rural Africa. The programme has delivered aid to at least 500,000 people in 10 countries, and has been emulated in others.

THE Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) says more than $10 million has been spent to implement 1,600 projects in four parishes under the European Union (EU)- funded Poverty Reduction Programme (P

SAARC: In an effort to narrow down poverty alleviation strategy, the government has identified 3,154 poorest households in the country.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A man who created a nonprofit organization credited with helping more than 150 million people out of poverty was named the winner of the 2015 World Food Prize on Wednesday.

The Harvest of Hope initiative is a vegetable box scheme in Cape Town, South Africa, set up as a social enterprise by a local NGO. By promoting ecological urban farming, Abalimi Bezekhaya (meaning ‘Farmers of Home’ in Xhosa) improves income and household food security, and empowers disadvantaged households by building their confidence and capacities in farming. Building a sense of place and strengthening community ties, neither so common in South Africa’s urban areas, are keys for success of this approach.

The World Bank on Tuesday published a strategy report for Albania, stressing the priorities of the bank's program are reinstatement of macroeconomic balances, creating conditions for accelerating p

THE country has recorded poverty decline at the rate of one percentage point per year between 2007 and 2012, constituting the first significant reduction in 20 years, it has been revealed in the 20

The objective of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act 2005 aims at building sustainable livelihoods for the rural households. In pursuance of this objective, a Project for Livelihoods in Full Employment under MGNREGA (Project Life- MGNREGA) has been formulated.