On an Advisor initiative, and with the support of IDS, a learning process began in April 2015 at the Bucharest seminar on Roma Inclusion. Two learning trajectories proposed by Nonprofit
in charge of this theme were set up on different topics: Discrimination and Women's Empowerment. The idea was to share experiences and knowledge through documents, discussions between peers, interviews and reflection on field visits. The major goals of this learning process are to broaden the understanding of each subject and to understand the intermediaries’ role. To achieve this the groups met seven times, via Lync, between October 2015 and May 2016. Learn more »
Andrew Shepherd, a Director of the Chronic Poverty Advisory Network (UK) and Research Fellow at the Overseas Development Institute (UK), visited SDC last November. In this short video, you will find his three messages to SDC and to development practitioners for eradicating poverty.
The Poverty-Wellbeing is a shareweb for exchange about poverty issues, by the
Swiss Development Cooperation.
“Poverty” as defined on this website is not confined to a lack of economic resources, but also to an absence of the wider means to live in dignity. Being poor is thus multidimensional, encompassing vulnerability and discrimination, and is as relevant in situations of humanitarian crisis and economic transition as it is in more general development discourse.
More 896 million people in the world today live in extreme poverty, and 2.1 billion live on less than 3.1 $ a day, yet the concerns and needs of very poor people continue to feature insufficiently in the design of development policies.