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Improving the lives of the rural poor in Ceara State (English)

The Ceara Rural Poverty Reduction Project is part of the Northeast Rural Poverty Reduction Program (NRPR) comprising loans to all 10 states of the Northeast region for participatory, community-driven development (CDD). The Northeast region of Brazil exceeds the land area of France, Germany, Italy and Spain combined, and has the largest single concentration of rural poverty in Latin America, around 11 million people. The project aims to assist the state to reduce its level of rural poverty by: improving the well-being and incomes of the rural poor through better access to basic social and economic infrastructure and services, using a community-driven approach; increasing the capacity of rural communities to organize collectively to meet their own needs; and enhancing local governance by greater citizen participation and transparency in decision-making through the creation and strengthening of community associations and municipal councils.




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Improving the lives of the rural poor in Ceara State (English). Results profile Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.