Aims to provide researchers, policy-makers and development practitioners with up-to-date, diverse and credible information on the application of livelihoods approaches to development, research, policy and practice.
Examples: NGOs: individual Nations
Addressing Poverty on a Broad Scale
World Food Programme:
Fighting Hunger Worldwide
WFP is the food aid arm of the United Nations system. Food aid is one of the many instruments that can help to promote food security, which is defined as access of all people at all times to the food needed for an active and healthy life. The policies governing the use of World Food Programme food aid must be oriented towards the objective of eradicating hunger and poverty. The ultimate objective of food aid should be the elimination of the need for food aid.
Komaza: Turning idle land into an asset
Throughout the developing world, millions of smallholder farmers are stuck on semi-arid land that has little potential to earn them a decent livelihood.
Mission: To bring dryland farmers out of poverty
The idea: Provide farmers on dry, poor- quality land the inputs and training needed to produce marketable trees, then recover costs through harvesting, processing, and selling high- value wood products
The Mulago Foundation
Clinton Global Initiative
The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab
Mission: Improve the lives of the poor
Conduct rigorous impact evaluations of social interventions: Conceive and test poverty solutions using randomized control trials and drive uptake of findings by NGO’s and governments.
Civil and Human Rights
The African Centre for Democracy and Human Rights Studies
ACDHRS is an independent non-governmental pan-African organisation, established in The Gambia since 1989. We play a central role in promoting and protecting human rights and democracy in Africa.The NGO Forum convenes twice a year for three days, just before the ACHPR sessions. It provides a discussion platform for over 200 organizations working on democracy and human rights issues in the continent. It is open to all, and all are welcome to take part.
Provides leadership and support in the legal protection of human rights. We work to ensure that human rights standards are protected and promoted effectively in domestic courts and before regional and international bodies. We provide expertise and support in strategic human rights litigation in priority thematic areas and other issues of particular regional significance, including economic and social rights, equality and security and the rule of law. We work regionally in Africa, Europe (with a focus on South Eastern, Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, including the South Caucasus region) and the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).
Better Indices and Indicators
Children and young people's well-being
The well-being of the next generation should be a priority concern for policymakers.
Calvert-Henderson Quality of Life Indicators
The Calvert-Henderson Quality of Life Indicators are a contribution to the worldwide effort to develop comprehensive statistics of national well-being that go beyond traditional macroeconomic indices.
OECD Better Life Index
There is more to life than the cold numbers of GDP and economic statistics – This Index allows you to compare well-being across countries, based on 11 topics the OECD has identified as essential, in the areas of material living conditions and quality of life.
Leading a Path Toward Sustainable Cities in Singapore
Posted by Gan Pei Ling on July 2, 2012
Over 15,000 government leaders, industry experts and civil society delegates converge in Singapore from July 1-5 to attend the World Cities Summit, Singapore International Water Weekand the inaugural Clean Enviro Summit to exchange ideas and emerging solutions to develop sustainable cities.
Social, Political, Economic and Environmental Issues That Affect Us All
This site presents numerous global issues, aiming to show how they are inter-related.