Poverty Reduction

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History The Coffee Cup Revolution, hosted through the Binners’ Project is a Vancouver based collective founded in 2014. The initiative seeks to work with and for ‘binners; “a person who collects redeemable containers and other things from bins to sustain their livelihood and to divert waste from landfills; a dumpster...
The Tennessee Department of Transport utilise technologically innovative democratic innovations to enable broad public involvement in policy-making regarding statewide expenditure on transport.
Summary After emerging from a toxic civil war and 25 years of dictatorship, Uganda has seen increased economic and social stability over the last few decades. This nation is viewed by many as an example of how microfinance can shape and influence socio-economic issues in a developing country. Microentrepreneurs form...
Their mission is to ‘engage the people of Austin in meaningful civic dialogue focused on public issues, hosted by community volunteers across the entire city’ (Conversation Corps, 2017b).
The Trussel Trust has established a programme called the ‘More Than Food’ (MTF) programme. The initiative requires citizens to work collectively to increase support beyond the provision of food supplies to those in need.
The ‘Makoko Sustainable Regeneration Plan’ intends to tackle infrastructure gaps such as sanitation, healthcare, housing, energy and education, and community empowerment, through an innovative model of citizen participation referred to as Neighbourhood Management. As a governance model borrowed from the United Kingdom (UK), Neighbourhood management has the goal of delivering...
After a century of land disputes, the people of Jemna reclaimed their land during the “Jasmine Revoluton” of 2010-2011. Rather than acquiescing to the demands of locals to have full autonomy over their land, however, the Tunisian state has employed several tactics to maintain a measure of control over the...
The Global Shapers Community is “a network of Hubs developed and led by young people who are exceptional in their potential, their achievements and their drive to make a contribution to their communities” (Global Shapers World Economic Forum website). Since its inception, the GSTH has identified a number of themes...
The UDC is the oldest and most important organization that groups unemployed persons in Tunisia under one umbrella.The purpose of the UDC was to fill the vacuum in representation created between the UGET (L'Union générale des étudiants de Tunisie) student’s union and the UGTT (L'Union générale tunisienne du travail) labor...
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Beginning in 1970, the Mazdoor Kisan Party and associated peasant movements undertook campaigns to pressure landlords to implement tenancy law and to control rents. The movement was empowering for those involved, ultimately forcing the state apparatus and government to become more accountable to the demands of the peasantry, as opposed...
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