Living with Poverty - Kenya, Mozambique, Pakistan, Zambia (oral testimonies, Internet-posted)/FYI for our projects
- 14. Living with Poverty - Kenya, Mozambique, Pakistan, Zambia
Oral testimonies are accounts that draw on a person's direct memories and experiences. They are used for a variety of purposes, including teaching and student research, community and development work, journalism and creative media, and personal use. Panos London is using the internet as a tool to bring to light testimonies from people living in poverty in Kenya, Mozambique, Pakistan, and Zambia. The goal is to communicate the human indignities that lie at the heart of poverty, and to explore approaches to poverty reduction as part of the effort to meet Millennium Development Goal (MDG) #1. For many low-income countries, debt relief and multilateral aid hinge on developing a Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP) - an approach promoted by the World Bank and International Monetary Fund. Panos London is examining the effectiveness of the PRSP process - in particular, the engagement of the economically poor in the development and implementation of these strategies, and the role of the media in enhancing transparency, accountability, and ownership of the process...