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Armstrong presentation

  1. 1. programming on a blank slate: a case on grant making in rural povertyCandace Thomas, Olivia Evans & Stephanie Gandolfo
  2. 2. About Robert Armstrong Grant maker from India Ford Foundation’s New York headquarters Director of Rural Poverty & Resources Had to define the contours of the program
  3. 3. Question 1By what processes does Armstrong define his goals for the RuralPoverty and Resources Program? Goal: to bring awareness to rural poverty and issues Thought of the name of the division & priorities Spoke with people who were knowledgeable about the “frontier topics” Conducted his own research Brought up statistics in conversation Shared notes and ideas Thought about what the project WAS and WAS NOT
  4. 4. Map of the national level of Poverty in 2007
  5. 5. Question 2What are Armstrong’s goals for the Rural Poverty and ResourcesProgram? Bring awareness to rural poverty Make people knowledgeable about statistics of rural poverty compared to urban poverty To not associate the program with agricultural issues
  6. 6. Question 3Which of the four proposals that Armstrong is considering should hefund, and why? The Southern Water Project Main focus: healthy water & boost the economy Good reputation Share similar goals with Armstrong and the Ford Foundation
  7. 7. Work Cited http://www.loansandcredit.com/poverty-in- america/ http://visualizingeconomics.com/2007/08/11/ united-states-poverty-map/

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