Robert B. Zoellick, president of the World Bank, last week in the pages of the New York Times:
Poverty Reduction Strategies
The December issue of Poverty in Focus, the magazine published by UNDP's International Poverty Centre, is out. This issue is fully devoted to the linkages between employment, economic growth and poverty reduction.
"Aspiring U.S. politicians dream of being FDR, but rarely do the times and the person converge. The next president will have the chance to be a 21st-century FDR."
The first Development Marketplace for the African Diaspora in Europe (D-MADE) ended in Brussels last week, awarding close to a million dollars for sixteen investment projects in Africa. The winning projects will be implemented in 11 African countries, including Mali (4), Cote d'Ivoire (2) Benin (2) and one each for Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Madagascar, Malawi, Sierra Leone, and Togo.
The Bottom Billion: Why the poorest countries are failing and what can be done about it? By Paul Collier. Oxford University Press, 2007