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Ending Global Poverty

Speaker: Muhammad Yunus
Presider: Isobel Coleman

Watch Muhammad Yunus, founder and managing director of the Grameen Bank and recipient of the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize, discuss the role of microcredit in fighting poverty.

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East-West Center: Poverty Reduction in Eastern India

Authors: Christopher Edmonds, Nobuhiko Fuwa, and Pabitra Banik

This report from the East-West Center focuses on efforts to develop India’s poorest rural areas as the overall economy picks up speed. It concludes that success in rural development efforts in India is vital to maintaining support for economic reforms and sustaining the nation's growth.

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Millennium Challenge Corporation: Progress Made on Key Challenges in First Year of Operations

Authors: David B. Gootnick and Jeanette M. Franzel

For fiscal years 2004 and 2005, the MCC board used the quantitative criteria as well as judgment in determining 17 countries to be eligible for MCA compacts. Although MCC chose the indicators based in part on their public availability, our analysis showed that not all of the source data for the indicators were readily accessible. In addition, we found that reliance on the indicators carried certain inherent limitations, such as measurement uncertainty...

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