This week I’ve been talking with VSO staff in Mozambique about cash transfers, which reminded me to pull out the book ‘Just Give Money To The Poor’ by Joseph Hanlon and others. The book is radical in its simplicity – it recommends cash transfers such as old-age pensions, or small grants to HIV and… Read more »
Magnus Slingsby, VSO’s federation support officer, is showing his solidarity this week with the world’s poorest, by living on £1 a day for five days. In this week’s blog, Magnus tells us why he and thousands of others around the world are living below the poverty line.
It’s now day 3 of my Read more »
In January we organised an open sharing event which involved four youth club members from Khagrachari presenting case studies to Members of Parliament from All… Read more »
With a GDP of US$7,547 per capita, Jamaica is firmly in the middle income country category according to the World Bank (see previous blog post). Jamaica may not, on the face of it, seem a country in need of VSO programme assistance, with many coupling the island’s image with tourism and… Read more »
The World Bank announced in a recent annual assessment of poor countries, that Zambia among others, had crossed the threshold to become a middle income country (MIC) because its average gross national income (GNI) surpassed $1,005.