The ADB is a multilateral development bank whose shareholders include 53 African countries and 24 non-African countries from the Americas, Asia, and Europe. Its primary objective is to promote sustainable economic growth in order to reduce poverty in Africa. It achieves this objective by financing a broad range of development projects and programs through:
- public sector loans, private sector loans, and equity investments;
- technical assistance for institutional support projects and programs;
- public and private capital investment;
- assistance in coordinating regional member countries development policies and plans; and
- grants of up to US$500,000 in emergency support. ... [according to site editors' information]
WIDER is a research and training centre established in 1984 in Helsinki by the United Nations University (UNU). Its mission is:
- to undertake multidisciplinary research and policy analysis on structural changes affecting the living conditions of the world's poorest people.
- To provide a forum for professional interaction and the advocacy of policies leading to robust, equitable and environmentally sustainable growth.
- To promote capacity strengthening and training for scholars and government officials in the field of economic and social policy making.
The site provides access to the World IncomeInequality Database and to many WIDER discussion papers and policy briefs. ... [According to the site editor's information]
The International Development Association (IDA) is the part of the World Bank that helps the world's poorest countries. Established in 1960, IDA aims to reduce poverty by providing interest-free credits and grants for programs that boost economic growth, reduce inequalities and improve people's living conditions. ... [according to site editors' information]
The Center for Global Development is dedicated to reducing global poverty and inequality through policy-oriented research and active engagement on development issues with the policy community and the public. A principal focus of the Center's work is the policies of the United States and other industrial countries that affect development prospects in poor countries. The Center's research assesses the impact on poor people of globalization and of the policies of industrialized countries, developing countries and multilateral institutions.
The site provides access to CGD's publications (working papers, briefs, reports, MCA Monitor Analysis, some datasets...). ... [According to the site editor's information]
Website of the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF).
ACBF is based in Harare, Zimbabwe and aims at being the leading African Institution in a partnership to build sustainable capacity for good governance and poverty reduction in Africa.
mobilizes and provides funding,
intellectual, information and research support to capacity building in Africa in areas of the Foundation's core competences and the emergence of ACBF as a knowledge-based institution.
builds participatory approach to capacity building and development management, effective coordination of intervention and a holistic approach in the capacity building process.
CMI is an independent development research institute in Bergen, Norway. They generate and communicate research-based knowledge relevant for fighting poverty, advancing human rights, reducing conflict and promoting sustainable social development. CMI’s research focuses on local and global challenges and opportunities facing low- and middle-income countries and their citizens. The geographic orientation is towards Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America. ... [according to site editor's information]
SARPN is a non-profit organisation that promotes debate and knowledge sharing on poverty reduction processes and experiences in Southern Africa. SARPN aims to contribute towards effective reduction of poverty in the countries of the SADC contries through creating platforms for effective pro-poor policy, strategy and practice.
SARPN achieves this goal through widening participation, bringing people together across the region to exchange ideas, and disseminating information to deepen understandings of poverty issues and improve policy and practice.
Some publications are downloadable. ... [according to site editor's information]
DATA is an advocacy organization dedicated to eradicating extreme poverty and AIDS in Africa.
Founded by U2 lead singer Bono, Bobby Shriver and activists from the Jubilee "Drop the Debt" campaign in 2002, DATA calls on the governments of the world's wealthiest nations to keep their existing commitments to Africa and adopt new trade and aid policies that will help Africans put themselves on the path to long-term prosperity and stability. ... [according to site editor's information]
EURODAD is a network of 58 NGOs from 19 European countries working on issues related to debt, development finance and poverty reduction. The Eurodad network offers a platform for exploring issues, collecting intelligence and ideas, and undertaking collective advocacy. [according to site editor's information]
Das Projekt hatte das Ziel, die deutsche EU-Ratspräsidentschaft in der ersten Jahreshälfte 2007 kritisch und konstruktiv zu begleiten. VENRO forderte die Bundesregierung u.a. dazu auf, für eine armutsorientierte europäische Entwicklungspolitik einzutreten.
Es entstanden im Rahmen des Projekts eine Reihe von Publikationen und ein "Manifest", die als pdf-Dateien heruntergeladen werden können. ... [Redaktion ilissAfrica]