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[3 Nov 2009 | No Comment | ]
Mexican anti-poverty program copied around the world

More than 25 countries in Europe, Asia and Latin America are currently using “Oportunidades”, the anti-poverty program created in Mexico, as a role model to tackle this worldwide problem. In these countries, the World Bank is supporting local governments with financial resources and strategies that are being designed based on the Mexican model.
Axel von Trotsenburg, World Bank Director for Mexico and Colombia, said that thanks to this innovative program, Mexico has become a leader at designing and adopting concrete measures aimed at fighting poverty, particularly since the program is been …