Vietnam: voices of the poor: synthesis of participatory poverty assessments

This report compiles the findings from four participatory poverty assessments (PPAs) undertaken for the World Bank GOV poverty report in 1998-1999 in Ho Chi Min City by Save the Children (UK); in Ha Tinh Province by Action Aid Vietnam; in Tra Vinh Province by Oxfam (UK); and in Lao Cai Province by the Vietnam Sweden Mountain Rural Development Programme (MRDP). The assessments were carried to provide a qualitative picture and understanding of poverty in different parts of the country to complement quantitative data gathered through national Living Standards Measurement Survey.

Alliances against poverty: DFIDs experience in Peru 2000-2005

This resource pack is designed for anyone interested in poverty reduction in a context characterised by inequality and exclusion. DFID has focused on the political dynamics of poverty in Peru in order to address the underlying causes of inequality and exclusion. This has meant engaging with political processes, supporting new spaces for dialogue and participation, and working with and building alliances between state, society and the international community.