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THP Perspective: Most countries where hunger persists have failed to invest in basic infrastructure through which people can meet their needs. This lack of physical infrastructure often reflects a lack of the social infrastructure through which people could organize to take direct action themselves or effectively negotiate with their governments.

Key Interventions:

  • Build partnership between the people and local government
  • Take direct action – maximizing use of local resources and minimizing outside inputs.

Key messages:

  • “We build the road, and the road builds us.”

Global Campaigns and Initiatives:

  • World Bank Global Partnership for Social Accountability has a focus on improving accountability in infrastructure projects.

Key agencies:

  • World Bank
  • African Development Bank
  • Asian Development Bank
  • Inter-American Development Bank
  • JICA

Key reports and data sources:

Key blogs and newsfeeds:

  • tkm

Must-read books:

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