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Making cash count : lessons from cash transfer schemes in east and southern Africa for supporting the most vulnerable children and households

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This is the report of a study comparing unconditional cash transfers to vulnerable groups in 15 countries in east and southern Africa, with in-depth analysis of four counties - Ethiopia, Lesotho, Mozambique and Zambia. Because cash transfers are new to this region, the aim is to draw lessons for policy from a comparative review. The report finds that knowledge gaps impede the development of meaningful policy. This work would be useful for anyone with an interest in vulnerable groups, development and the socio-economic factors

Reducing poverty : is the World Bank's strategy working?


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A report on the World Bank and International Monetary Fund's (IMF) revised strategy for poverty alleviation, the Poverty Reduction Strategy approach (PRSP). These are plans drawn up by poor-country governments to focus their resources and aid on reducing poverty, with input from civil society. This report reviews experience so far, and examines criticism levelled by NGOs that PRSPs don't address the difficult problem of poor countries' position the world trading system

Wahenga : regional hunger and vulnerability programme


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This website is to raise awareness and advocate for social protection legislation in six Southern African countries including Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe. It aims to encourage a diverse range of stakeholders to engage in the hunger and vulnerability debate. It would be useful for anyone with an interest in poverty alleviation, social protection and vulnerable groups. The site also provides its briefs and leaflets in Portuguese


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