Local Voice 4 Development is dedicated to the idea that local leaders are the key to solving local problems.

    We believe in development. We believe in dialogue. And we believe that local voices must lead this dialogue if action to combat poverty is to have lasting effect. 

    Reducing poverty is a joint effort between North and South. Yet the voices that set our agenda seem disproportionately to represent the North. 

    Our mission is to provide a forum for committed people around the globe to confront the slow pace of progress. We are here to talk and, more importantly, to listen. 

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Background photo: Microcredit Summit Campaign 
Photos on this page: Women's Development Bank Trust, South Africa