Access to basic infrastructure by the urban poor, Page 75 by Aurelio Menéndez, Economic Development Institute

By Aurelio Menéndez, Economic Development Institute (Washington, D.C.), International Development Centre (Canada), USAID Thailand

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Agency for International Development (USAID). In an attempt to afford an additional impetus to halting the growth of poverty around the world, the workshop focused on urban poverty and the potential contribution that basic infrastructure services can make toward alleviating it. The ultimate aim of the workshop extended beyond identifying and discussing the specific issues and toward acting as a supporting voice for disadvantaged groups in society. The workshop's goals and its emphasis on the basic economic rights of all citizens are in harmony with the recent emergence of collective action for economic progress at the grassroots level and with trends at the local, national, and international levels toward extending professional and financial assistance to support the poorest groups of the population.

ESF was extended to March 31, 1991, to permit a smooth transfer of its systems to SIF. For this Page 16 second phase, NGOs will play a very important role in reaching the poor communities from the outset. SIF will become a permanent development institution that will attempt to Integrate sector policies and long-term resource planning toward alleviating rural and urban poverty in Bolivia. There was consensus about the importance of these macro-level policy options. However, some participants strongly voiced the argument that to reduce poverty substantially and for political conditions to change more fundamentally, many social, cultural, and even personal relationships had to change.

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