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Empowering poor people and strengthening accountability

This paper provides an overview of why and how DFID is aiming to enable poor people to exercise greater choice and control over their own development and to hold decision-makers to account.

The challenge

Despite some progress towards the MDGs, significant poverty persists globally. In many places gaps are widening between the rich and the poor and there is significant inequality of opportunity. This is in part because current development measures attempt to tackle the symptoms of poverty but do not always address its causes. Poverty may persist where:

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Disaster Risk Management: Building a Safe and Resilient Future for All

Report
World Bank

The World Bank has emerged as a leading partner of disaster-prone countries in their efforts to manage the risk of disasters, and respond to their impacts when they hit. Investments are helping to safeguard growth in sectors like urban, water, transport, agriculture and rural development, and protect millions from the loss of lives and livelihoods in disasters. To leverage new investment, generate knowledge and expertise and build a global partnership for Disaster Risk Management (DRM), the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) was established in 2006.

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On the Brink of Civil War?

20 September 2011: Violence has escalated in Sanaa during the last three days. Military defectors backing anti-government protesters are fighting with troops loyal to President Ali Saleh taking the death toll to more than 50 people. April Alley, Crisis Group’s Yemen Senior Analyst, explains the situation on the ground, and what can be done to stop the violence. 4:41

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Libya + 9 others
Maintenir l’élan : Une année dans la vie du Conseil des droits de l’homme de l’ONU

Le Conseil des droits de l'homme des Nations Unies doit consolider ses récents succès

Les nouveaux États membres auront un rôle critique dans la réalisation des futurs progrès

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Keeping the Momentum: One Year in the Life of the UN Human Rights Council

UN Human Rights Council: Build on Recent Successes New Member States Critical to Future Progress

New Member States Critical to Future Progress

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Fragile lives in hungry times

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Oxfam

Widespread hunger and chronic malnutrition have taken hold in Yemen. A protracted political stalemate over much of the past six months has left the government in paralysis, prompting a fuel crisis that has brought the economy to the verge of collapse. A recent study by Oxfam found many communities to be on the brink of disaster. In other parts of the country the United Nations has found that some vulnerable communities are now facing critical levels of malnutrition.