poverty alleviation

The Poverty Alleviation Seminars (PAS) are intended for policy makers and senior staff of government agencies involved with the management and well-being of their nation's economic status. Theses courses are intended to increase this awareness and help to eradicate poverty from countries.

The following PAS courses are offered:

PAS501 - Understanding Poverty
This seminar addresses the basic understanding and definition of poverty and its causes and effects in various countries and regions around the world and at global level.


Major topics are as follows:

- Definition and nature of poverty
- Causes and effects of poverty
- Measurements of poverty
- Poverty alleviation considerations


PAS502 - Poverty Reduction Strategies
This course provides a comprehensive review of the economic and social views of poverty, the cause and effect, as
well as the various dimensions and impact of poverty. It also addresses the various studies and poverty reduction strate- gies and actual World Bank experience in this field.


Major topics are as follows:

- Introduction to poverty reduction strategies
- Empowerment and poverty reduction
- World Bank poverty reduction strategies

- Case studies and country experiences


PAS503 - Procurement Practices and Transparency
Procurement is an integral part of every organization. This seminar provides in-depth coverage of the procedures used by various private and public organizations, as well as World Bank standards and policies.


Major topics are as follows:

- Preparation of bid documents
-- Specifications
-- Scope of work
-- Schedule
-- Terms of Reference (TOR)
-- Request for Proposal (RFP)
-- Invitation for Bid (IFB)
- Advertising and transparency
- Bid solicitation, evaluation and contracting
- Government policies
- World Bank procedures


PAS504 - Governance, Democracy, and Poverty
This course discusses the meaning of "governance" in world politics, international governance, governance, democracy, and poverty.


Major topics are as follows:

- Governance definition
- International governance
- Public management and governance
- Transparent and accountable governance
- United Nations and World Bank relevant programs

- International institutions and economic integra


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