The many hidden faces of extreme poverty: inclusion and exclusion of extreme poor people in development interventions in Bangladesh, Benin and Ethiopia

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The many hidden faces of extreme poverty: inclusion and exclusion of extreme poor people in development interventions in Bangladesh, Benin and Ethiopia

Type: Book (monograph)
Title: The many hidden faces of extreme poverty: inclusion and exclusion of extreme poor people in development interventions in Bangladesh, Benin and Ethiopia
Author: Altaf, A.
Journal Title: African studies collection
Publisher: African Studies Centre Leiden (ASCL)
Issue Date: 2019
Keywords: Bangladesh
Benin
Ethiopia
poverty
Abstract: While the inclusion of extreme poor people is a noble and necessary objective, it is challenging. Attempts to include extreme poor people in development interventìons have often been disappointing. This book addresses the challenge of including the poorest people. lt provides deeper understanding of the mechanisms of in- and exclusion of extreme poor people, the structural causes of extreme poverty and the desirability of a univocal definition of extreme poverty. The book contributes to such an understanding through an analysis of extreme poor and marginalised people and their multiple dimensions of wellbeing. Furthermore, this book sheds light on the discourses and practices applied by development agencies in order to draw lessons about how the extreme poor can be sustainably included in development interventions. This is based on original field research - using a partipatory approach - carried out in Bangladesh, Benin, and (rural and urban) Ethiopia.
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Uri: urn:isbn:9789054481782
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/82163
 

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