Most strategies include long-term goals for key poverty reduction targets, mechanisms for monitoring and evaluating progress towards achieving targets and a financial framework, including external financing needs.
In the majority of developing and transition countries, creating social funds has become a mainstream poverty reduction strategy. Social funds aim to increase incomes and quality of life by developing rural infrastructure, improving health services and education, promoting small businesses and micro-enterprises and creating jobs.
Mott MacDonald contributes institutional expertise in a range of poverty-reduction activities, including social services provision, employment promotion, micro-credit and the provision of basic infrastructure such as water supply and sanitation. We believe that creating local institutions to represent community interests is vital to help build long-term solutions
Our international development services in poverty alleviation and social funds
- Design and monitoring of resettlement programmes
- Establishment of Women in Development units
- Human resources development
- Poverty reduction strategy formulation
- Social impact evaluations and assessments
- Socio-economic surveys
- Strategy costing and target setting
- Strengthening local organisations, self-help groups and co-operatives
- Women’s promotion and gender awareness