Our Goals

Measurable contributions to poverty reduction are routinely a feature of Rural and Regional Development Sector activities, where the poorest and most-disadvantaged groups are primarily targeted for support through improved municipal service provision, employment, income generation and business development, by establishing supply chains and access to markets, improving local infrastructure and through energy and environmental activities.

In addition, social inclusion and governance concepts are mainstreamed through the activities of all four thematic sectors. The predominant focus is on encompassing participatory policy development and implementation to ensure inclusive and quality basic social protection and employment services, particularly attention is paid to ensuring the access and participation of socially excluded and vulnerable groups.