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International NGOs and Poverty Reduction Strategies: The Contribution of an Asset-based Approach

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Publication Date: July 2007

Publisher(s): Brookings Institution

Author(s): Caroline Moser; Pamela Sparr

Topic: Social conditions (Poverty and homelessness)

Keywords: poverty reduction; development; NGOs; global poverty

Type: Report


This scoping study has two principle objectives. It provides a summary of current poverty reduction strategies of US and UK-based international non-governmental organizations (INGOs) with a special emphasis on the underlying frameworks that form the basis of their development interventions. Secondly, the study identifyes the applicability of an asset accumulation framework to prevailing programmatic and advocacy strategies for poverty reduction employed by INGOs.