Angola has formally started its peace process following the Luena Accords, in April of 2002. However, civil society continues to suffer from the effects of a protracted armed conflict. Social peace must be sustainable and implies a long-term poverty reduction strategy.
The Angolan Government has implemented a Poverty Reduction Strategy and, as a result, several initiatives have been implemented like micro-credit services, support to women living in extreme poverty and construction of schools and health posts in various locations of the country. The government’s sectorial programme strategy to assist poverty reduction is especially concerned with social reintegration, security and social protection, macro-economic management, infrastructures, education, health and prevention of HIV. Despite the positive impact we assume these programmes will have, it is clear that to be successful the poverty reduction strategy will require a consultative process involving all stakeholders, the Government, private sector and civil society.
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Saturday, December 17 2005 @ 04:40 PM UTC Contributed by: AngoNetAdmin Views: 2,691
Source: Semanário Angolense
Category: Economy and Poverty reduction
Date of article: 17/12/2005
Summary: Depois de ter assinado com o INAPEM e o FDES um acordo tripartido para a concessão de microcrédito num valor global equivalente a dez milhões de dólares, o BPC tem-se estado a desdobrar para ir ao encontro dos beneficiários, encontrando-os nos seus locais de trabalho e habitação para lhes atribuir empréstimos considerados vantajosos no mercado angolano. read more (211 words)