Poverty in New Zealand

Abstract Poverty is an important socio-political issue in Aotearoa New Zealand. The Children's Commissioner's Child Poverty Monitor has established the following measures of poverty: material hardship (where households income is less than 60% of the current median income). It was also identified that households in extreme poverty (including 80,000 children) are experiencing both material hardship … Continue reading Poverty in New Zealand

Link Community Development International

Link Community Development International (Link) is a family of charitable organisations that envisions a world where every child has access to a quality education. Supported by their International office in Edinburgh, Scotland, Link works with our partner organisations in Ethiopia, Ghana, Malawi, Rwanda and Uganda, supporting nearly 2 million children in over 3,000 schools during … Continue reading Link Community Development International

Community Development and Health: guidance on the application of community development approaches to different aspects of anti-poverty and social inclusion work – Siobhán Lynam (Combat Poverty Agency)

An interesting paper on Community Development and Health that includes sections on: Why health matters How community development promotes better health and addresses health inequalities Facilitating communities to work for changes towards greater health equality The current health policy context Further reading and useful contacts Read Paper Here

Article: Comprehensive Community Development for Poverty Alleviation

"This project focused on the Olep ethnic group who live on the western fringes of an important national park in the west central part of Bhutan. Originally a nomadic hunter gatherer community, the Olep were encouraged by the government to settle in Rukha in the early 1970s, so that they could benefit from the development … Continue reading Article: Comprehensive Community Development for Poverty Alleviation