Development Co-operation Report 2013

Ending Poverty

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The Development Co-operation Report (DCR) 2013 explores what needs to be done to achieve rapid and sustainable progress in the global fight to reduce poverty. The world is on track to achieve the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) target of halving the proportion of people whose income is less than USD 1.25 a day. Nonetheless, we are far from achieving the overarching MDG goal of eradicating extreme poverty. While we have learned much about what works in terms of reducing poverty, “getting to zero” remains a challenge in the face of the intractable difficulties of reaching those mired in extreme poverty.

The report  focuses on the very poor and will set out, in concrete terms:

• The nature and dimensions of poverty today

• What development co-operation – and the global partnerships it supports – can do in the fight against poverty

The DCR 2013 will focus on the positive experiences of countries, highlighting policies and approaches that have worked.

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Local solutions for measuring poverty in Bangladesh, Guatemala, Indonesia, Mexico and Uganda

The previous four chapters in this DCR have offered a rich theoretical palette of ways of improving the definition and measurement of poverty, in its many forms. In this chapter, practitioners and policy makers from Africa, Asia and Latin America share practical examples of how some of these ideas have been put into practice. They have helped to identify the vulnerable across a range of poverty dimensions in Mexico; pin down and tackle specific deprivations through participatory approaches in Indonesia; and gauge women’s empowerment – from the women’s point of view – in Bangladesh, Guatemala and Uganda.

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