Poverty reduction

Stories of empowerment


We know that it is people’s own decisions and actions that bring about sustainable improvements in their lives and livelihoods. Inequitable power relations exclude poor people from decision-making and prevent them from taking action. Empowerment of those living in poverty is a critical driver of poverty reduction.
Despite this, there is still a huge gap between the theory of empowerment and its practice. To help bridge this gap and provide guidance, these stories describe real-life empowerment in the words of those involved and draw upon the practical experience of donors working in different areas of empowerment, which is making a positive difference in poor people’s livelihoods.

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 » Mali 
 » Colombia
 » Nepal 
 » Ethiopia
 » Nepal 
 » India
 » Peru
 » Kenya
 » Sierra Leone
 »  Madagascar
 » South Africa
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 » Tanzania