TITLE

How solidarity can beat poverty

PUB. DATE
July 2003
SOURCE
Middle East;Jul2003, Issue 336, p36
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Earlier this year, the United Nations established a World Solidarity Fund (WSF) modeled on Tunisia's pioneering program of poverty elimination, the National Solidarity Fund. The aim was to provide decent housing, running water, electricity, educational and recreational facilities and revenue generating opportunities to marginalized groups. The Tunisian National Solidarity Fund was set up in 1992, following a tour of the country by the President Ben Ali, who was appalled at the condition in which marginalized groups were living. The concept behind the NSF was based on two pillars, an active involvement of all sectors of society in the reintegration of marginalized groups into the mainstream and a voluntary fund that would be matched from state coffers.
ACCESSION #
10171706

 

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