Children in Akha Pala, Lao People‘s Democratic Republic. The World Bank’s Poverty Reduction Fund, established in 2002, is the largest multi-sector community-driven development project in Lao PDR. PRF initially focused on small-scale community infrastructure and capacity building for project planning and implementation. In 2012, PRF also initiated community-driven livelihood and nutrition activities. Thus far, 1.2 million people have directly benefited from PRF activities over the past 15 years.
(Photo by E. Thomas Gilliard) Photo used under CC BY