No Credit Due: The World Bank and IMF in Africa

The Institute for Global Dialogue is an independent South African non-government organisation that provides policy analysis on the changing global environment and its impact on South Africa for the benefit of government and civil society.

This paper seeks to explain the policy-based lending progamme of the World Bank (WB), and the significance of its . . . → Read More: No Credit Due: The World Bank and IMF in Africa

IFAD Rural Poverty Report 2011

IFAD’s Rural Poverty Report 2011 – New realities, new challenges: new opportunities for tomorrow’s generation, is an in-depth study of rural poverty. The findings in the report come from a collaboration among dozens of experts in the field of poverty reduction – both inside and outside IFAD. They also come from the poor rural . . . → Read More: IFAD Rural Poverty Report 2011

The Politics of Poverty

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Celebrating 2010: The International Year of Biodiversity

CHEDE, which means “abundant harvest” in the Muambong village community in South West Cameroon where the project was started in 1986, joins with the international community in 2010 to celebrate the International Year of Biodiversity.

The rich biodiversity of the Chede project’s origin and geographical focus in Cameroon was aptly summed up by Richard . . . → Read More: Celebrating 2010: The International Year of Biodiversity

Climate Change Adaptation: Enabling people living in poverty to adapt

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A Practical Plan for Achieving the Millennium Development Goals

The UN Millennium Project is an independent advisory body commissioned by the UN Secretary-General to propose the best strategies for meeting the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The MDGs are the world’s targets for dramatically reducing extreme poverty in its many dimensions by 2015—income poverty, hunger, disease, exclusion, lack of infrastructure and shelter—while promoting gender . . . → Read More: A Practical Plan for Achieving the Millennium Development Goals

Agricultural Expansion For Poverty Eradication in Africa

This study discusses agricultural development in Africa as a strategy for poverty eradication, using Cameroon as case study and the village as vantage-point.

The South West Province of Cameroon and more particularly Kupe-Muanenguba Division of that Province serve as points of reference. The focus is on small and medium-size farmers concentrated in the rural . . . → Read More: Agricultural Expansion For Poverty Eradication in Africa