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Posts published in October 2011

India’s Self-Help Movement

With international organizations pushing to eradicate extreme poverty and hunger, a project comprised of numerous self-help groups (SHGs) in India has also scaled up its efforts. The Andhra Pradesh Rural Poverty Reduction Project, a micro-financing initiative, aims to enable the rural poor in the province of…

The Kurdish Question

Settled in the Middle East since ancient times, the Kurds remain the largest ethnic group without a state of their own in the region. About 35 million are split between Iran, Iraq, Syria and Turkey, with small diaspora groups primarily in Armenia and Azerbaijan. The Kurds’…

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