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Poverty Reduction Strategies

African Plenary on National Strategies for Poverty Reduction and Implementation of the MDGs

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Organized in Cairo by the African Union (AU) and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), in collaboration with the UNDP (March 26-28).

 

UNECA's site has statements, documents and case studies presented during the conference.

 

In particular, one of the documents explores the Capacity Needs for the implementation of the PRSs and attainment of MDGs in Africa.

Some of the main ideas in the document:

Tanzania Poverty and Human Development Report 2005

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The Research and Analysis Working Group (RAWG) of the Poverty Monitoring System, and its Secretariat REPOA (Research on Poverty Alleviation) have recently published the Poverty and Human Development Report 2005 for Tanzania.

This is the first report of the RAWG since the start of the new National Strategy for Growth and Reduction of Poverty, MKUKUTA in its Swahili acronym.

Fridays Academy (2): What is poverty and how do we measure it?

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This is the second posting in the Fridays Academy series. This series is based on the lecture notes on Economic Policies for Growth and Poverty Reduction, by Raj Nallari. We will post a note every Friday.

 

What is Poverty and how do we measure it?

  • To design effective policies and strategies aimed at reducing poverty, it is critical to understand the characteristics of poverty in a country or in a geographic area. Adequate Poverty measurement techniques are essential.  

Fridays Academy (1): Economic Policies for Growth and Poverty Reduction

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The following is the introduction to Raj Nallari’s lecture notes on Growth and Poverty Reduction. These materials are part of courses delivered during the last two years to analysts and policy makers around the world. We will be posting these notes every week, in our Fridays Academy series.

 

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