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  • ActionAid - "a leading development charity working directly with three million of the world's poorest people in Africa, Asia and Latin America, helping them in their fight against poverty"

  • Center for Impact Research - "a Chicago-based not-for-profit organization that works towards elimination of poverty through grass-roots research aimed at identifying innovative policy strategies better reflecting low-income persons' needs. CIR's projects all result in new poverty solutions crafted in collaboration with low-income persons, community-based organizations, and governmental agencies"

  • ELDIS Poverty Resources - access to online documents and excellent resources on poverty provided by the British Library for Development Studies

  • Institute for Research on Poverty (USA) - a national, university-based center for research into the causes and consequences of poverty and social inequality in the United States. It is nonprofit and nonpartisan. Located at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

  • Institute on Race and Poverty - a strategic research center based at the University of Minnesota Law School in Minneapolis (USA)

  • International Poverty and Health Network - "a world-wide network of people and organisations from health, business, NGOs, government and society-in-general who exchange experiences and share information on the most effective approaches and solutions for health in poverty eradication policies, strategies and actions"

  • National Center for Children in Poverty (USA) - "identify and promote strategies that reduce the number of young children living in poverty in the United States, and that improve the life chances of the millions of children under six who are growing up poor"

  • National Coalition for the Homeless (USA) - a national advocacy network of homeless persons, activists, service providers, and others committed to ending homelessness through public education, policy advocacy, grassroots organizing, and technical assistance.

  • NetAid - "NetAid begins a new, long-term effort to use the unique networking capabilities of the Internet to promote development and alleviate extreme poverty across the world. The NetAid Foundation serves as a global exchange point to link people to successful agents and agencies of change. NetAid's mission is to use the powers of the Internet to help the millions of men, women, and children who don't live on the cutting edge, but who live on the edge of survival. Our goal is to connect all those who share these common values to promote the useful exchange of ideas, challenges, resources, and success stories. NetAid works to:
    • Facilitate community building, direct communications, and coordination among the millions of people dedicated to these aims.
    • Act as a one-stop resource for people interested in making a commitment to change.
    • Build new on-line tools to promote exchanges of ideas and success stories.
    • Help our developing country partners get access to and learn to utilize new technologies.
    • Issue periodic calls to action on items of urgency and focus attention on what works."

  • RRojas Databank The political economy of development studies - "an academic site promoting excellence in teaching and researching economics and development, and the advancing of understanding, learning and knowledge. It has a dual purpose: a) to publish electronic versions of books, papers, notes and statistical and analytical material related to economics and development studies, and b) to facilitate easy access to major sources of academic information for development studies, and related disciplines" - this is an excellent web-site

  • UNDP - Poverty Eradication - A policy framework for country strategies

  • U.S. Census Bureau Beyond Poverty, Extended Measures of Well-Being - "Goes beyond the usual measures of well-being (income and poverty, for example). In brochure format, the report concisely applies a number of perspectives to determine the well-being of three groups: the poor, the nonpoor, and persons whoparticipate in the Aid to Families With Dependent Children (AFDC) program."

  • World Bank - Poverty Monitoring Database - a comprehensive package of databases which is constantly updated

  • World Bank - World Development Report on Poverty and Development 2000/2001

  • World Alliance of Cities Against Poverty - "a network, formed on the initiative of UNDP, which offers participants an opportunity to benefit from the experience of cities and the proximity of municipalities to the population to give a new impetus to the fight against poverty and thus contribute effectively to the "International Decade for the Eradication of Poverty" (1997-2006), proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in 1996"

  • 17 October - World Day To Overcome Extreme Poverty - the day, officially recognised by the United Nations in 1992, was born from the initiative of thousands of people who gathered at the Human Rights Plaza in Paris, France in 1987.

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