The loan from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) will help finance the $30.5 million Microfinance Innovation and Outreach Programme, meant to support pilot projects that will test new microfinance products and services for Pakistan’s rural poor. At least 180,000 households are expected to benefit.“This innovative programme will ensure that Pakistan’s rural poor will be able to access a wider range of sustainable financial services and products that respond directly to their needs,” said Nigel Brett, IFAD’s Country Programme Manager for Pakistan. IFAD is working closely with the World Bank on the initiative.IFAD will also work with the Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund to develop a variety of new microfinance products and services aimed at reducing debt, minimizing risk and generating income and assets. These could include livestock insurance, equity partnerships, leasing arrangements, Islamic modes of financing and other innovative financing systems. Islamic financing mechanisms must adhere to a set of rules and laws collectively known as the Sharia.The development programme will also strengthen local lending institutions so they can expand and improve their services throughout rural areas. And it will expand employment opportunities as young graduates gain practical experience by training as interns and then secure employment in local microfinance institutions.
FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY-For the first time in program history, Dixie State men’s basketball will play a Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference game as they face the Westminster Griffins.Tip-off is slated for 7:30 pm at the Behnken Fieldhouse with the all-time series between the Trailblazers and Griffins tied 2-2.Last season, the Trailblazers were 14-6 on the season away from Burns Arena as they enter their first true road game of this season against a fellow NCAA Division II opponent Saturday.The Trailblazers are averaging 74.3 points per game and surrendering 70 points per contest thus far this season.Junior forward Matt Conway is Dixie State’s statistical leader, averaging 19.7 points and 7.3 rebounds per game.Dixie State is 2-1 on the season, with Westminster currently at 2-2 to start things off in 2018-19.The Griffins average 71.8 points per game while giving up 74 points per contest.Guard Brandon Warr, of Salt Lake City’s Highland High School, leads Westminster with 15 points and 10.5 rebounds per game. November 29, 2018 /Sports News – Local Dixie State Men’s Basketball Faces Westminster Saturday Tags: Behnken Fieldhouse/Brandon Warr/Burns Arena/Dixie State men’s basketball/Matt Conway/Westminster Brad James Written by
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19 March 2009Haiti is making strides in security sector and judicial reform but continues to grapple with widespread poverty and vulnerability to disasters, the leader of a United Nations Security Council mission to the impoverished Caribbean nation said today. “It does appear that there is a window of opportunity to enable the consolidation of stability and the undertaking of a process of sustainable development,” said Ambassador Jorge Urbina of Costa Rica,” who had led the four-day fact-finding visit that concluded on 14 March.“It was evident to the mission,” Mr. Urbina noted, on the other hand, “that the current levels of extreme poverty, in which 80 per cent of the people live on under two dollars a day and 50 per cent on under one dollar are incompatible with the goal to establish stability in the short term.” He said that in the last five years, Haiti had reached its goal of putting 14,000 police officers on the streets, and a successful anti-violence programme, carried out in partnership with the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) and the UN Development Programme (UNDP), had brought stability to formerly lawless urban areas.Border security had also been strengthened with the assistance of MINUSTAH, he said, and the country was also moving forward with an ambitious programme of judicial and constitutional reform eight elections scheduled over the next three years, which officials assured would be free and fair.However, in addition to the high levels of extreme poverty, local governments were limited in their capacity to provide basic services, even though the Government and MINUSTAH, he were working together to expand the country’s administrative capacity, Mr. Urbina said.In addition, he said, Haiti’s limited economic, social and cultural rights proved worrisome, a situation that was exacerbated by natural disasters, particularly the hurricanes last year that slammed into the city of Gonaïves, as well as the current food and financial crises.During the mission, he said, Japan’s representative had expressed concern that agricultural production, which employed more than half the population, barely covered 48 per cent of Haiti’s food needs. He and other Council members urged Haitian authorities to adopt agricultural policies that would spur production.On the regional front, Council also met with members of the core group of countries interested in Haiti and had observed a high level of commitment to the country among Latin American nations. In addition, he said, Haitian authorities had repeatedly noted their growing interest in South-South cooperation, and the importance of the continued involvement of regional and subregional organizations such as the Organization of American States (OAS) and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) for Haiti’s hemispheric integration.