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Institutional development and poverty reduction

Institutional development and poverty reduction

Griffith, Geoffrey, Kindness, Heather, Goodland, Andrew D. and Gordon, Ann (1999) Institutional development and poverty reduction. Natural Resources Institute Policy Series (2) . Natural Resources Institute, Chatham Maritime, Kent, UK. ISBN 0859545083

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The persistence of poverty in sub-Saharan Africa cannot be attributed to a single cause; its roots are multiple, complex and inter-related. Institutions, as formal organizations, informal community groups and networks, or the rules and traditions that guide the actions which affect the lives of the poor, are influential, however. They may help preserve the status quo or they may be a powerful force for change – and their role is crucial in the implementation of poverty reduction programmes and policies. The focus of this paper is the development of organizations to enhance their capacity to include the rural poor.

Item Type: Book
Additional Information: © The University of Greenwich 1999
Uncontrolled Keywords: institutional development, poverty reduction, Africa, sub-saharan, rural poor, institutional capacity, gender
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute
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