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Poverty Reduction

1. INTRODUCTION Poverty is one of the world’s issues and urgently need to be addressed. Reducing poverty, in all forms is the greatest challenge for the developing countries. Poverty can be defined from different angles and the most widely used descriptor is income poverty and unsatisfied human needs.It can be conceptualized in many ways, for example, in economic terms or social terms ; lack of access to adequate levels of food, water, clothing, shelter, sanitation, health care and education...

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Evolution of Microfinance and Poverty Reduction in Ghana

EVOLUTION OF MICROFINANCE AND POVERTY RDUCTIONIN GHANA BY     JOSEPH TETTEH OLIVIA GIDIGLO BENJAMIN TETTEH JOHN KOFI DORGBEFU         IN PARTIAL FULFILMENT OF THE REQUIREMENTS OF A BACHELOR’S DEGREE (B. Sc. HONS) IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION OF THE UNIVERSITY OF GHANA BUSINESS SCHOOL, UNIVERSITY OF GHANA, LEGON.       JUNE, 2013   CHAPTER ONE PROPOSAL   1.0​BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY Modern microfinance emerged in the 1970s pioneered by – among others – the Grameen and SEWA...

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The role of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in global civil society

governance, poverty reduction, crisis prevention, environment and AIDS. In order to achieve the aim of sustainable development of economic, society and environmental, the UNDP made a The Millennium Development Goals (1990) which include the main tasks we have to make it come true in the future and the specific actions of the UNDP. As The Millennium Development Goals Report (2011) said, there are eight targeted development aims have to be finished by 2015 especially in some extreme poverty and hunger...

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Mdgs

Targets (from the Millennium Declaration) Goal 1: Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger Target 1: Halve, between 1990 and 2015, the proportion of people whose income is less than one dollar a day Target 2: Halve, between 1990 and 2015, the proportion of people who suffer from hunger 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Indicators for monitoring progress a Proportion of population below $1 (PPP) per day Poverty gap ratio [incidence x depth of poverty] Share of poorest quintile in national consumption Prevalence...

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Philippines' Commitment to Achieve the Millennium Development Goals

conditions in different nations, by seeking to battle different social and economic problems such as hunger, poverty, violence, and other deprivations. Signed upon by all 193 UN member states in September 2000, the Millennium Development Goals comprise eight (8) development goals that each member-constituent must fulfill in 15 years, which is in 2015. The goals are: (1) eradicating extreme poverty and hunger, (2) achieving universal primary education, (3) promoting gender equality and empowering women...

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Inclusive Development

Many people are excluded from development because of their gender, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, disability or poverty. The effects of such exclusion are staggering, deepening inequality across the world. The richest ten percent of people in the world own 85 percent of all assets, while the poorest 50 percent own only one percent. Development can be inclusive - and reduce poverty - only if all groups of people contribute to creating opportunities, share the benefits of development and participate...

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Poverty Reduction and Environmental Sustainability Targets

a full course of primary schooling if there is any help that government must do they should do for example to pay school fees to those who do not have money to pay school fees especially those who are staying in rural areas. 2 Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger Targets: By 2010-2020 the proportion of people whose income is less than USD1 a day must change and also people who suffer from hunger to be helped by government. 3 Health Targets: TO Improve health and also to provide medical facilities...

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Adult Education and Poverty Reduction.

Adult Education and Poverty Reduction Education is a moral right to those who should be educated and a moral duty to those who should allow and facilitate the education to take place. That is equivalent to saying that education should necessarily result in poverty reduction as a matter of moral imperative. A society that is ravaged by poverty is morally impoverished and can escape the poverty through a certain kind of education (Dame, 1999). Education is a necessary instrument for the attainment...

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Poverty

Introduction Poverty is an important issue. It testifies to the human condition. This issue is worthy of studying in order to take preventative measures. Many communities are stricken with poverty and many are not sure about what poverty is. Poverty is the state of one who lacks a usual or socially acceptable amount of money or material possessions. Poverty is a societal ill that can be minimalized. The research question that will be addressed is the following: “What are the main causes and...

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Poverty Reduction Strategy

incomes and rural poverty are often the result. Taking into consideration by the world's standard the average person in the world lives on less than a dollar a day. In recent years, poverty reduction continues to be a challenge in Nigeria. 69 million people, or 54% of the population, lived below the poverty line in 2004. the Nigerian government has promoted agricultural growth through several policies noting that agriculture “outperforms all other sectors in reducing poverty” as it is the sector...

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