Category: Programs and Projects Fighting Poverty

  • A Sustainable Investment Opportunity
    • World Bank bonds raise $25 - $35 billion annually in capital markets for investments in projects designed to alleviate poverty and promote sustainable and caring growth that protects natural resources, making World Bank bonds especially attractive for investors with ethical or sustainable investment strategies. Here you can learn about such projects and investing in sustainability.
  • Cities Farming for the Future: Urban Agriculture for Green and Productive Cities
    • Urban agriculture is the growing of plants and the raising of animals for food and other uses, and related processing and marketing activities, within and around cities and towns. In the past few years, it has received increasing attention from development organizations and national and local authorities in developing countries. With its multiple functions, urban agriculture plays an important role in urban poverty alleviation and social inclusion, urban food security, urban waste management, and urban greening.
  • Civil Society Engagement Newsletter
    • Regular electronic newsletter sent to Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) worldwide, produced by the Civil Society Team of the World Bank's (WB) External Affairs Department in collaboration with other WB units, highlights some of the many policies, programs and initiatives of the WB which may be of interest to CSOs.
  • Ecological Effects of Rice-Fish Culture
    • Benefits of farming fish and rice in the same field
  • Equity, Poverty, and the Environment
    • Poverty reduction—especially for the poorest—can be greatly enhanced through policies that promote fair distribution of natural resource benefits. In high-inequity, high-poverty countries, equitable access and fair distribution can be more effective than economic growth alone in reducing poverty. Such reforms are often most effective in countries where natural resources dominate local economies and natural capital is particularly significant in determining the overall distribution of wealth. Even small changes in these policies can have a large effect on building the assets of the poor and reducing poverty.
  • Indigenous Knowledge: Local Pathways to Global Development
    • This publication is the five-year-milestone of the Indigenous Knowledge for Development Program in the Africa Region of the World Bank. The main goal of the program is to learn from the knowledge embedded in the practices of local communities. In the issues of development the author brings up the problems of AIDS, Science and Technology, conflict resolution and natural resource management, using examples from multiple African countries. This report is contains a PDF file attached in either English, Swahili or French.
  • Institute for Policy Studies
    • IPS is a community of public scholars and organizers linking peace, justice, and the environment in the U.S. and globally. We work with social movements to promote true democracy and challenge concentrated wealth, corporate influence, and military power.
  • One World Action
    • One World Action works with local partners in developing countries to ensure marginalised people have a voice. Women's rights are central to all we do-- just and sustainable development is not possible if half the world is excluded.
  • Practical Action
    • Practical Action is a development organization working in the UK. They provide practical tools and resources for people in need. The tools may be simple or sophisticated – but to provide long-term, appropriate and practical answers, they must be firmly in the hands of local people: people who shape technology and control it for themselves.
  • Sustainable Energy for Poverty Reduction: An Action Plan
    • Sustainable development will only happen if poverty is tackled and the environment is protected. It is a false dilemma to say that we either tackle poverty or we save the planet. ITDG (Practical Answers to Poverty) and Greenpeace believe that poverty can be tackled without costing the Earth. Crucial to both is the rapid expansion of clean, sustainable and renewable energy.
  • YouThink
    • You think about the world...you care about the world...you are ready to act to make it a better place...but need to learn about the issues at stake...this is where Youthink! comes into play!