Service Areas Poventry Reduction
In international development cooperation much emphasis is placed on pro-poor development. The poor should be viewed as contributors to growth through productive and income-generating employment. Macroeconomic policy analysis must therefore be linked to microeconomic conditions such as effects on business environment and productive employment opportunities for the poor. Growth must in turn be linked to human and social development. Human rights perspectives, including strong focus on gender, contribute to achieving equitable and sustainable development through emphasising social inclusion, reaching also the vulnerable and weaker segments of population. A human rights-based approach is therefore increasingly viewed as an integral element of good governance and efficient public administration, particularly in ensuring citizens equal rights of access to public services.
SPM has since several years developed, planned, appraised and evaluated development cooperation programmes and projects from pro-poor and human rights-based perspectives. Our experience cover development cooperation channelled through decentralised and national public administration as well as channelled through civil society organisations. We have experience from a wide range of sectors, including land and natural resources and the environment, and cross-cutting issues such as HIV/AIDS and gender equity.
Contact person: Henny Andersen