Social Sectors

Social Sectors

Since the late 1990s there has been shift in the way foreign aid is intended to be distributed to the social sectors, moving from traditional forms of project aid towards more comprehensive instruments of development assistance, including public-private partnerships, and international financing mechanisms.

The most successful civic education programmes are those that give local partners real ownership over the development process.

UNU-WIDER / October 2014

Improving the quality of schooling in low-income countries is a critical challenge facing the development community.

UNU-WIDER / October 2014

Improving the access to safe drinking water and sanitation systems is significant in achieving a positive difference to the lives of the vulnerable...

UNU-WIDER / June 2014

Now out the ReCom summary on 15 key findings relevant to the post-2015 agenda.

UNU-WIDER / May 2014
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Microfinance evaluations reveal a positive impact on per capita income, non-land asset value and poverty incidence.

UNU-WIDER / Dec 2013
© Jonathan Ernst / World Bank

While the majority of interventions against HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria had positive short-term effects, these were frequently not translat...

UNU-WIDER / Dec 2013

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