2018 Graduation State of the Sector

The 2018 Graduation State of the Sector report presents findings from the 2017 graduation landscaping survey and provides an overview, identifies trends, and provides analysis of implementations. From July to September of 2017, the Partnership on Economic...

The Democratic Republic of Congo continues to face challenges of poverty, poor services and weak governance.

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PEI Newsletter: October 2018

PEI's October 2018 newsletter contains the following: Benchmarking graduation against cash Coaches help discover the pathways out of poverty The growing graduation community Tailoring savings groups to vulnerable populations To achieve SDG1 we must address...

Development projects financed by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) have contributed to better living conditions and less poverty in rural areas through substantial investments in natural resources management and socio-economic infrastructure, according to a new report presented today in the capital city of Tunis. The report, prepared by the Independent Office of Evaluation of IFAD (IOE), includes evaluations of six projects implemented between 2003 and 2018 for a total cost of US$248 million, of which $105 million was financed by IFAD.

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Helping those in need is a priority in Chinese social work, particularly in remote rural areas. In Yingjiang County in southwest China's Yunnan Province, efforts are being made, to help people move from inhospitable places to better surroundings, while also protecting the environment. More than 1,000 locals from remote mountain areas are welcoming their new life closer to the town of Yingjiang this week. Among them are Cai Wu and his fellow villagers from Dagudi village, a remote mountainous area. 

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Since 2014–2015, as part of a wider strategy to promote rural development within the framework of poverty reduction, FAO started analyzing the linkages between social protection and sustainable use of natural resources, through country-specific case studies in Myanmar, Trinidad and Tobago, as well as Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

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Using small-scale fisheries as an illustrative case, this publication explores how social protection interventions can be used to reduce the vulnerability and strengthen the resilience of households and communities that depend principally on renewable natural resources to sustain their livelihoods and food security.

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Increased rural-urban linkages present both challenges and opportunities for urban and rural areas alike. Achieving food security and nutrition across the rural-urban continuum involves a series of complex and interlinked factors touching on issues such as sustainable production models, promotion of markets that are beneficial to small-scale producers, decent employment and income generation, consumer access to diversified and nutritious products, secure access to natural resources, provision of appropriate services and infrastructure.

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Tarayana Foundation

Tarayana Foundation is a Public Benefit Organization, registered with the Civil Society Organization Authority of Bhutan created in 2003. It is supported and advised by the Board of Directors & an Executive Committee. The Board provides overall guidance at the policy level, while the Executive Committee supports the Secretariat in implementing the activities approved by the Board. The Secretariat manages and implements the programmes with a network of Programme and Field Officers.

 Tarayana’s interventions are categorized into four main areas:

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Afeghanistan - Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development, MRRD

The Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD) was established to develop and implement programs promoting responsible social and financial growth in rural areas, primarily in the non-farm sector. It has employees in all 34 Provinces of Afghanistan, and delivers a wide range of programs funded both by the Ministry itself and the International Community.

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