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India - Andhra Pradesh Rural Poverty Reduction Project (English)

The Andhra Pradesh Rural Poverty Reduction Project development objective is to enable the rural poor, particularly the poorest of the poor, in Andhra Pradesh to improve their livelihoods and quality of life. The project supports the Government of Andhra Pradesh's ongoing long-term Rural Poverty Reduction Program, which aims to eradicate poverty; promote human capital development; focus on the welfare of children, particularly girls, women, the old, and the infirm; and build an equitable society in which people participate in making decisions which affect their lives and livelihoods. The project components are: 1) institution and human capital development; 2) establishing of the Community Investment Fund (CIF) designed to transfer financial and technical resources to Community Based Organizations (CBOs) and local governments to support subprojects in a) social development, b) community-level infrastructure, c) income-generation and livelihood improvements, and c) land purchases and development, and water resource management; 3) support to pilot programs; 4) educational support for out-of-school children and dropouts; 5) support to persons with disabilities; and 6) support activities for project management to the main implementing agency, SERP. The project strongly contributes to the Bank's Country Assistance Strategy (CAS) objectives and main goal, to assist the pro-poor rural development sector.

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India - Andhra Pradesh Rural Poverty Reduction Project (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/606121468774928694/India-Andhra-Pradesh-Rural-Poverty-Reduction-Project