If you are a young person
Your active engagement in policy making can make a difference in addressing poverty. It ensures that your rights are promoted and that your voice is heard, that
inter-generational knowledge is shared, and that innovation and critical thinking are encouraged at all ages to support transformational change in people's lives and
If you are a policy maker
Government scan help create an enabling
to generate productive employment and job opportunities for the poor and the marginalized. They can formula test categories
and fiscal policies that stimulate pro-poor growth,and reduce poverty.
If you work in the private sector
The private sector, as an engine of economic growth, has a major role to play in determining whether the growth it creates is inclusive and hence contributes to poverty
reduction. It can promote economic opportunities for the poor, focusing on segments of the economy where most of the poor are active, namely on micro and small enterprises
and those operating in the informal sector.
If you are part of the science and academic community
The academic and education community have a major role in increasing the awareness about the impact of poverty. Science provides the foundation for new and sustainable
approaches, solutions and technologies to tackle the challenges of reducing poverty and achieving sustainable development. The contribution of science to end poverty has
been significant. For example, it has enabled access to safe drinking water, reduced deaths caused by water-borne diseases, and improved hygiene to reduce health risks
related to unsafe drinking water and lack of sanitation.