International Decade for Action "Water for Life" 2005-2015rss RSS SubscribeEnglish Español

Rural Poverty Report 2011. New realities, new challenges: new opportunities for tomorrow's generation

Rural Poverty Report 2011. New realities, new challenges: new opportunities for tomorrow's generation
  • International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). December 2010
  • The Rural Poverty Report 2011 explores the challenges that make it so difficult for rural people to overcome poverty, and identifies opportunities and pathways that could lead towards greater prosperity. It highlights policies and actions that governments and development practitioners can take to support the efforts of rural people themselves, today and in the coming years. The report also presents testimonies from men and women living in rural areas in six countries around the world: China, Egypt, Madagascar, Pakistan, Peru and Senegal. The basic notion put forth by this report is that reducing and better managing risks and increasing resilience are critical for sustainable growth in the rural economies, and for growth to enable rural people to move out of poverty. The linkages between water scarcity, availability of safe water and sanitation infrastructure, water resources development, water management practices, water pollution and rural development are emphasized.
  • Geographical coverage: Africa, Asia, Global, Latin America and the Caribbean, Pacific Islands, Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Colombia, Ghana, India, Mali, Morocco , Mozambique , Philippines, Tanzania (United Republic of), Thailand, Uganda, Zambia
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Community management, Development cooperation, Gender, Livelihoods, Poverty, Poverty reduction, Risk management, Rural areas, Sanitation, Utility services, Water management, Water scarcity
  • Main target audience: Decision makers, Development agencies, Governments, International community, Policy makers, Practitioners
  • Main purpose: Assessment, Awareness raising
  • Type of resource: Global report
  • Download file (10 MB)
  • Other versions and languages:
Looking for a specific country?
Looking for your language?
Bimonthly publications review

Subscribe to the Bimonthly Publications Review. Produced by the UN-Water Decade Programme on Advocacy and Communication (UNW-DPAC), this review brings you every two months the latest publications produced by United Nations agencies and programmes on issues related to water and sanitation.

Published in 2015