Category: Poverty Alleviation
There are 132 entries in this category.
Dec 12, 2006
For-profit ventures with a social mission have the benefit of an automatic yardstick to measure whether their approach is working: profitability. Except that profitability is not the only way to measure whether something works, and as the trend in philanthropreneurship gains momentum it might usurp nonprofit funding.
Nov 24, 2006
A recent New York Times article highlights eight programs that work to reduce poverty in the developing world. An article like this one puts a stake in the ground with a focus on the effectiveness of anti-poverty efforts. But it doesn’t do away with the need to apply general knowledge to specific situations.
Oct 20, 2006
When we look back in 10 years, it’s likely we’ll conclude that the most powerful international anti-poverty efforts of the first world were remittances made by immigrants.
Sep 08, 2006
Governments have tried to alleviate irrigation challenges in water-poor areas by investing in high-cost, high-tech irrigation projects. But the large-scale route is not the solution according to the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research, as reported by The Economist.
Aug 31, 2006
Congressman Charles Rangel is pushing for a provision that limits US tax-free status to goods from sub-Saharan Africa for which the African value-add is 20 percent or higher, a limitation that could kill the region’s textile assembly industry.
Aug 22, 2006
The Netherlands placed first in this year’s Commitment to Development Index, a ranking of governments’ development efforts.
Aug 10, 2006
South Africa is the continent’s largest, most diverse economy. Yet unemployment remains at about 30 percent, and rising interest rates and a weak rand are challenging growth. The root problem, say experts, is that South Africa has one of the world’s most unequal divisions of wealth.