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Disability poverty in the UK


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This report describes the strong correlation between disability and poverty and concludes with two primary recommendations for government reform. The first, is to end disability poverty, by developing and implementing a specific strategy for addressing the barriers. The second, is to measure disability poverty as a unique form of poverty, through the use of a series of indicators. This resource would be useful for anyone with an interest in government policy, disability and development

Girls count : a global investment & action agenda

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"This report is about why and how to put girls at the center of development - to invest in adolescent girls in developing countries. It is about how the health of economies and families depends on protecting the rights of and fostering opportunities for today's girls. It is about how far girls in many developing countries have come over the past two decades - but how far we remain from a world in which girls’ human rights are acknowledged, respected, and protected and in which young women are able to realize their potential to contribute to sustained economic and social progress. "This report calls for a long overdue dialogue among high-level decisionmakers about actions that governments, civil society organizations, development agencies, and the private sector can and should take now"

Our common interest : report of the Commission for Africa

March 2005

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This wide-ranging report was produced by the Commission For Africa, assembled by British Prime Minister Tony Blair in 2004 to define the challenges facing Africa, and to provide clear recommendations on how to support the changes needed to reduce poverty. The report is in two parts. The first, The Argument, addresses itself to a wider audience and sets out the Commission's call to action. The second part, The Analysis and Evidence, lays out the substance and basis of the recommendations. Recommendations are set out between these two sections. Topics covered include governance, peace and security, social issues such as education, health and vulnerability, and economic growth and development

Report on the role and effectiveness of disability legislation in South Africa

DUBE, Andrew K
March 2005

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This report explores how South African legislation protects the rights of people with disabilities. Government policies have the potential to address key issues such as access to employment, poverty alleviation, access to education and social services and better housing. The report findings show that while the South African government has been active in creating well-designed policies, their implementation has been less successful, due to a lack of funded strategies, resources and capacity. The study discusses in some detail each policy, including the Skills Development Act (SDA) and the Promotion of Equality and Prevention of Unfair Discrimination Act (2000)

Lessons learned from mainstreaming HIV into the poverty eradication plan in Uganda

October 2003

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This paper reviews the process of developing Uganda's Poverty Eradication Action Plan (PEAP), and specifically considers how HIV and AIDS issues were incorporated into the development of the plan. It describes each of the 'entry points' for HIV and AIDS issues, such as community mobilisation, leadership and advocacy, impact mitigation, and ARVs. The 'lessons learned' section focuses on strategic responses that DFID can support to ensure that HIV is effectively mainstreamed within Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers

Information and communication technologies [Chapter 24] | A sourcebook for poverty reduction strategies

KENNY, Navas-Sabater

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This chapter explores the potential of information and communication technologies in poverty reduction. It is included in a publication written mainly for government administrators involved in implementing PRSPs. Section 2 of this chapter outlines some of the ways in which the poor are using ICTs to improve their own lives, and some of the ways in which governments can use ICTs to improve their service delivery, especially to the poorest. Section 3 discusses barriers to ICT rollout across countries, while Section 4 addresses methods for increased access, including sector reform, pro-poor regulatory policies, and universal access funds. Section 4 also discusses methods of maximizing the poverty reduction impact of government investment in ICTs

The inclusion of disability in Norwegian development co-operation : planning and monitoring for the inclusion of disability issues in mainstream development activities

January 2002

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This paper aims to follow up policy obligations by providing basic information for donors, including some references on selected disability issues, and guidelines on planning for and monitoring the inclusion of disability issues in future development work. The intention is to supplement existing materials by highlighting key issues, and illustrating how these can be managed within mainstream programme development

Central America : regional strategy paper 1999


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Outlines DFID's strategy as regards the Central American region, which will focus on Honduras, Nicaragua, Guatemala and El Salvador. Discusses challenges, partnerships, current UK development portfolio, and future strategy. Assistance will be delivered through key multilateral organisations already active in the region, as opposed to developing new bilateral programmes in each country. Priorities will be in local capacity strengthening, disaster prevention and health, though others will be considered


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