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About this book
About this book
This book looks at 20 of the most innovative case studies of poverty reduction and Millennium Development Goal localization and presents a wealth of knowledge, evidence and ideas for all practitioners and researchers working at the local level, but wanting to have a global impact.
Overview * Part I: Employment Generation and Participatory Area Development * Good Practice in the Chambok Community-Based Ecotourism Project in Cambodia * Promoting Social Mobilization and Appropriate Housing Technologies for Disaster Mitigation and Poverty Reduction in Orissa, India * Upgrading Housing as a Strategy for Poverty Reduction: The Case of Old Lhasa, Tibet, China * Part II: Local Economic Development * Poverty Reduction through Local Economic Development: i? Pathway out of Povertyi? in Indonesia * Poverty Reduction through Rural-Urban Linkages: The Case of the Rural-Urban Partnership Programme in Nepal * One Tambon One Product, Thailand * Part III: Agriculture and Rural Development for Poverty Reduction * Dairy Projects in Afghanistan * Information and Communications Technology for Poverty Reduction: Bringing Technology to Rural and Disadvantaged Communities in Western China * How Joint Action Can Increase Production While Contributing to Poverty Reduction: The Case of Frutika in Paraguay * Poverty Reduction and Millennium Development Goal Localization: A Case Study of Ha Tinh Rural Development Project in Vietnam * Good Practice for Poverty Reduction in Coconut Growing Communities in the Philippines * Part IV: Localization of Millennium Development Goals and Monitoring * Community Driven Development to Improve Livelihoods: The i? Gemidiriyai? Project in Sri Lanka * Recent Experience with the Community Voice Card: An Innovative Tool for Assessing Service Delivery for the Millennium Development Goals * The P135 Programme for Socio-economic Development of Communes Facing Extreme Difficulties in Ethnic Minority and Mountainous Areas in Vietnam * Empowering Women through Home-based Income-Earning Opportunities in Malaysia * Part V: Social Safety Nets and Microfinance * Poverty Reduction and Millennium Development Goal Localization: A Case Study of the Income Generation for Vulnerable Group Development Programme in Bangladesh * Beating the Odds: How Progresa/Oportunidades Became Mexicoi? s Major Poverty Alleviation Programme * The Phil-Health Indigent Program: A Locality-Based Health Insurance Programme for the Poor in the Philippines * The VimoSEWA Self Employed Womeni? s Association Microinsurance Programme, India * Part VI: Community Mobilization and Advocacy for the Millennium Development Goals * Sailing the Nile for the Millennium Development Goals: A Yearly Festival of Development, Human Rights and Volunteerism in Egypt * Index
Paul Steele, Neil Fernando and Maneka Weddikkara work at the UNDP Asia and Pacific Regional Centre in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Paul Steele has edited and co-authored numerous publications and articles and was co-editor of Earthscan's Reducing Poverty and Sustaining the Environment (2005). Published with UNDP