BN.com Gift Guide

Poverty Reduction that Works: Experience of Scaling Up Development Success [NOOK Book]

Overview

This book provides an excellent framework to analyse the experience of a wide variety of successful initiatives across the world and draws attention to critical issues that practitioners need to think about when designing poverty reduction interventions and scaling up.
Bill Tod, Regional MDG Adviser, SNV Asia

With its wide regional coverage, and frank discussions of issues and problems encountered in ...
See more details below
Poverty Reduction that Works: Experience of Scaling Up Development Success

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 7.0
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 10.1
  • NOOK HD Tablet
  • NOOK HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK eReaders
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$28.49
BN.com price
(Save 41%)$48.95 List Price

Overview

This book provides an excellent framework to analyse the experience of a wide variety of successful initiatives across the world and draws attention to critical issues that practitioners need to think about when designing poverty reduction interventions and scaling up.
Bill Tod, Regional MDG Adviser, SNV Asia

With its wide regional coverage, and frank discussions of issues and problems encountered in designing projects that directly tackle poverty, this will be a very useful reference book for NGOs, INGOs, and also for multilateral institutions.
Johanna Boestel, Country Economist, Asian Development Bank, Sri Lanka Resident Mission

We are now at the midpoint for achieving the Millennium Development Goals and the objective of halving poverty by 2015. Despite commendable efforts and much progress, up to 750 million people are still living in absolute poverty. To lift these people out of poverty, macro-economic policies must be complemented by targeted and local level poverty reduction.

This book looks at twenty of the most innovative case studies of poverty reduction and Millennium Development Goal localization from fifteen countries - Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Nepal, Paraguay, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam - covering diverse issues ranging from housing and tourism to socio-economic empowerment of women, health insurance and markets for livestock produce.

Many of the cases started as small scale interventions by NGOs, donors or government pilots but now they are being scaled up to form part of national policy or replicated across their respective countries. Yet why do some work while others do not? What are the stumbling blocks and how can they be overcome? And what lessons and principles are there for replicating and scaling up poverty reduction initiatives worldwide? This book tackles these questions and more, and presents a wealth of knowledge, evidence and ideas for all practitioners and researchers working to reduce poverty at the local level while aiming to achieve a global impact.

Published with UNDP
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781136559372
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 5/4/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 400
  • File size: 16 MB
  • Note: This product may take a few minutes to download.

Meet the Author

Paul Steele, Neil Fernando and Maneka Weddikkara work at the UNDP Asia and Pacific Regional Centre in Colombo. Paul Steele has edited and co-authored numerous publications and was co-editor of Earthscan's Reducing Poverty and Sustaining the Environment (2005).

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Pt. I Employment generation and participatory area development

1 Good practice in the Chambok community-based ecotourism project in Cambodia Va Moeuru Moeuru, Va Lay Khim Khim, Lay Chhum Sovanny Sovanny, Chhum 3

2 Promoting social mobilization and appropriate housing technologies for disaster mitigation and poverty reduction in Orissa, India Anindya Kumar Sarkar Sarkar, Anindya Kumar Pradeep Jena Jena, Pradeep 21

3 Upgrading housing as a strategy for poverty reduction : the case of Old Lhasa, Tibet, China Andre Alexander Alexander, Andre Pimpim de Azevedo de Azevedo, Pimpim Lundup Dorje Dorje, Lundup An Li An, Li 45

Pt. II Local economic development

4 Poverty reduction through local economic development : 'pathway out of poverty' in Indonesia Owais Parray Parray, Owais Abdurrahman Syebubakar Syebubakar, Abdurrahman 57

5 Poverty reduction through rural-urban linkages : the case of the rural-urban partnership programme in Nepal Ramesh Adhikari Adhikari, Ramesh Suresh Dhoj Shrestha Shrestha, Suresh Dhoj 71

6 One Tambon One Product, Thailand Chudatip Ritruechai Ritruechai, Chudatip Chaivej Nuchprayoon Nuchprayoon, Chaivej Octavio B. Peralta Peralta, Octavio B. 89

Pt. III Agriculture and rural development for poverty reduction

7 Dairy projects in Afghanistan Lutfullah Rlung Rlung, Lutfullah 109

8 Information and communications technology for poverty reduction : bringing technology to rural and disadvantaged communities in western China Zhao Jinqiu Zhao, Jinqiu 129

9 How joint action can increase production while contributing to poverty reduction : the case of Frutika in Paraguay Ramiro Rodriguez Alcala Alcala, Ramiro Rodriguez Thomas Otter Otter,Thomas 147

10 Poverty reduction and Millennium Development Goal localization : a case study of Ha Tinh rural development project in Vietnam Tran Dinh Hoa Hoa, Tran Dinh Nguyen Thanh Tung Tung, Nguyen Thanh 161

11 Good practice for poverty reduction in coconut growing communities in the Philippines Pons Batugal Batugal, Pons Erlene Manohar Manohar, Erlene Maria Luz George George, Maria Luz 181

Pt. IV Localization of Millennium Development Goals and monitoring

12 Community driven development to improve livelihoods : the 'Gemidiriya' project in Sri Lanka Gamini Batuwitage Batuwitage, Gamini Neil Fernando Fernando, Neil 199

13 Recent experience with the community voice card : an innovative tool for assessing service delivery for the Millennium Development Goals Neela Mukherjee Mukherjee, Neela 219

14 The P135 programme for socio-economic development of communes facing extreme difficulties in ethnic minority and mountainous areas in Vietnam Tran Van Thuat Van Thuat, Tran Ha Viet Quan Ha, Viet Quan 235

15 Empowering women through home-based income-earning opportunities in Malaysia Sheau Ching Chong Chong, Sheau Ching Audrey Desiderato Desiderato, Audrey 251

Pt. V Social safety nets and microfinance

16 Poverty reduction and Millennium Development Goal localization : a case study of the Income Generation for Vulnerable Group development programme in Bangladesh Nahleen Zahra Zahra, Nahleen Naomi Hossain Hossain, Naomi 273

17 Beating the odds : how Progresa/Oportunidades became Mexico's major poverty alleviation programme Evelyne Rodriguez Rodriguez, Evelyne 287

18 The Phil-Health Indigent Program : a locality-based health insurance programme for the poor in the Philippines Ed Aurelio C. Reyes Reyes, Ed Aurelio C. 303

19 The VimoSEWA Self Employed Women's Association microinsurance programme, India Tara Sinha Sinha, Tara Lionel Siriwardena Siriwardena, Lionel 319

Pt. VI Community mobilization and advocacy for the Millennium Development Goals

20 Sailing the Nile for the Millennium Development Goals : a yearly festival of development, human rights and volunteerism in Egypt Layla Saad Saad, Layla Yasmine Mahmoud Mahmoud, Yasmine 333

List of contributors 349

Index 353

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)