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    Poverty Eradication:

  1. Alexandria Small Business Association - Egypt
  2. Appropriate Grassroot Level Intervention for Cost-effective Housing - India
  3. AXIS (Urban Courage) - Mexico
  4. Bamboo Housing National Project - Costa Rica
  5. The Big Issue - United Kingdom
  6. Child in the Park - Brazil
  7. The Communidades Program, Fortaleza - Brazil
  8. Community Participation in the Management of the Urban Environment - Senegal
  9. Cost Effective Environment Friendly (CEEF) Shelter Development Strategy - India
  10. Development Aid For You - Ethiopia
  11. Duncan Village: Provision of Sustainable Electrical Reticulation - South Africa
  12. Gender Sensitive Approach to Shelter Issues of the Urban Poor - India
  13. Health Through Sanitation and Water (HESAWA) - Tanzania
  14. Hospital Without Walls: Health Promotion and Integrated Development - Costa Rica
  15. Housing and Urban Sector Glasgow Action for Warm Houses - Scotland
  16. An Integrated Rural Development Program to Improve the Quality of Life - Kenya
  17. The Living Library in Metropolitan Area - Brazil
  18. Mabati Women Groups, Nyeri - Kenya
  19. Mobile Clinics Program in Maracaibo - Venezuela
  20. New Community Pathmark Supermarket - USA
  21. Partnerships for Poverty Alleviation in Cebu City - Philippines
  22. Peramiho Home Makers League - Tanzania
  23. Positive Action for Training in Housing (PATH) - United Kingdom
  24. Poverty Alleviation through Community Participation (UBSP) - India
  25. Productive Home-Communities and Local Development in Managua - Nicaragua
  26. Recycling and Job Creation, Chattanooga - USA
  27. Regional Network of Local Authorities for Management of Human Settlements - Japan
  28. Self-Management in Popular Shelter and Habitat Program - Venezuela
  29. Shelter Upgrading in Agadir - Morocco
  30. Sustainable Development Step-by-Step: Kehypaja at Iisalmi - Finland
  31. An Urban Poor Program in Naga City - Philippines
  32. Walterton Neighbourhood Builders, Ltd. - United Kingdom
  33. A Women's Self-help Organization for Poverty Alleviation (SEWA) - India
  34. World/BRIDGE Initiative - USA

Source of Best Practice Information:
all of the programme summaries are taken from the Best Practices Database compiled by UN-Habitat and with the support of the UNESCO-MOST Clearing House. The database is extensive and contains 700 examples of good and best practices which were reviewed and judged by independent technical committees and juries for the Habitat II City Summit in Istanbul in 1996, and for the Dubai International Awards for Best Practices in Improving the Living Environment, in 1998. The summaries of selected good and best practices are included in the MOST Database because of their particular relevance to or impact on poverty eradication and on social cohesion. More information on the Best Practices Database, the Best Practices & Local Leadership Programme and the Dubai International Awards can be obtained by contacting:

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