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Millennium Village - Bangladesh

  Since the end of 2009, Mati and Stiftung Brücke* have cooperated on implementing parts of the Millennium Development Goals in a participatory approach, together with the villagers of Harguzirpar, 5 km out of Mymensingh town, District Mymensingh in Bangladesh. The organisation Mati was founded in 1998 through the personal... Read more
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First Newsletter on Evaluating the Millenium Development Goals with People Living in Poverty

      The MDGs, evaluated by people living in poverty An ATD Fourth World participative project to ensure those most concerned can contribute to a post-2015 development agenda The most vulnerable remain unreached In 2011 UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned that the most... Read more
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Evaluating the MDGs with people living in poverty - Newsletter 2

  Housing and Education in Mauritius - the difficulties of statistical targets As a whole, the country of Mauritius has a very good track record for development, having one of the highest Human Development Index scores in Africa. It has been cited by economists such as Joseph Stiglitz as something of a model... Read more
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Evaluating the MDGs with people living in poverty - Newsletter 3

    The MDG evaluation seminar for Latin America and the Caribbean ends with a public ceremony On Friday 7 December 2012, a public ceremony was held at the headquarters of the Deputy President of the Plurinational State of Bolivia. During that ceremony, delegations delivered speeches and presented their... Read more
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Guiding Principles: Extreme Poverty and Human Rights

On 27th September 2012, the United Nations Human Rights Council adopted by consensus the Guiding Principles on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights. Through its adoption, member states of the Human Rights Council affirmed that eradicating extreme poverty is not only a moral duty but also a legal obligation under existing international human... Read more
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