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Peoples Budget Coalition Comments on the 2008/9 Budget

The Peoples Budget Coalition (PBC) believes that today’s budget defers the dreams and aspirations of the poor until the storm has subsided. Measured against our expectation that the budget would invest substantial resources towards reduction of poverty, inequality and unemployment, it does not live up to the challenges facing our society.

Dear Mr/Mrs President of any Country with Nuclear Armaments

We have placed you at the head of our country. Of course, we have done this upon what appeared to us to be sufficient reasons, and yet we think it best for you to know that there are some things in regard to which we are not quite satisfied with.

We believe you to be a brave and skillful leader, which, of course, we like. We also believe you do not mix personal preferences with politics, in which you are right. You have confidence in yourself, which is a valuable, if not an indispensable quality.

Global Environment Outlook

The United Nations Environment Programme’s (UNEP) Global Environment Outlook: environment for development (GEO-4) report published 20 years after the World Commission on Environment and Development, assesses the current state of the global atmosphere, land, water and biodiversity, describes the changes since 1987, and identifies priorities for action. Failure to address these persistent problems, UNEP says, may undo all the achievements so far on the simpler issues, and may threaten humanity’s survival.

Can Local Government Work for the Poor?

“Can Local Government Work for the Poor?” is an article that examines the effects of political, fiscal, and administrative decentralisation on development. Published by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), this article offers a number of perspectives from experts on how decentralisation could be made to work for the poor.

To view the full article, click here.

The Role of Local Government in HIV/AIDS

According to statistics by South Africa’s Department of Health, an estimated 5.4 million South Africans were living with HIV in 2006. Since its discovery more than twenty years ago, it has become increasingly clear that HIV/AIDS is one of the most serious and important challenges that the world, and particularly those in the developing world, have ever had to face.

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