Image Database Export Citations


Can Project-funded Investments in Rural Development be Scaled Up? Lessons from the Millennium Villages Project

Show full item record

Type: Working Paper
Author: Buse, Kent; Ludi, Eva; Vigneri, Marcella
Date: 2008
Agency: Overseas Development Institute, London
Series: Natural Resource Perspectives, no. 118
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10535/3679
Sector: Land Tenure & Use
Region: Africa
Subject(s): rural development
Abstract: "Integrated village-based development projects are experiencing a renaissance in Africa and elsewhere. This has coincided with the apparent inability of many countries to make much progress on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The Millennium Villages Project (MVP), developed by a team of scientists at The Earth Institute, headed by Jeffrey Sachs, is among the most high profile of these village-based projects. It supports an integrated package of proven interventions in health, agriculture and other sectors to lift inhabitants above the poverty threshold. This paper draws on a recent review of the MVP to ask what is needed if the numerous current village-level efforts to improve livelihoods are to have better prospects of being sustained and implemented on a wider scale."

Files in this item

Files Size Format View
118-millennium-villages-review-scaling-up.pdf 117.9Kb PDF View/Open

This item appears in the following document type(s)

Show full item record