Poverty reduction through democratisation?

PRSP: challenges of a new development assistance strategy
  • 59 Pages
  • 2.60 MB
  • English
PRIF , Frankfurt
StatementHans-Joachim Spanger, Jonas Wolff.
SeriesPRIF reports ;, no. 66
ContributionsWolff, Jonas.
LC ClassificationsMLCM 2005/03498 (H)
The Physical Object
Paginationiii, 59 p. ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3366511M
ISBN 103933293871
LC Control Number2004436385

Poverty Reduction through Democratisation. PRSP: Challenges of a New Development Assistance Strategy PRIF Reports No. This report has been translated from HSFK-Report No. 6/, published in June Only a few updates could be added.

1. Poverty reduction through democratisation? book Introduction. We have witnessed dramatic progress in global poverty reduction over the past decades. Regional poverty estimates outlined in Figure 1 indicate a steady decrease in poverty at the international “moderate” poverty line of $ in Purchasing Power Parity (PPP) terms across the developing world.

1 Although these trends were dominated by East Asia (and mostly driven by China Cited by: 1. Poverty Reduction through Democratisation. community. 58 At the core of these considerations is the question of how far the PRSP in i-tiative embraces the objective of a structurally oriented Author: Jonas Wolff.

Poverty Reduction through Democratisation. PRSP: Challenges of a New Development Strategy. Poverty reduction through democratisation? book through Development locates the Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP) framework within the broader context of international law and global governance, exploring its impact on third world state engagement with the global political economy and the international regulatory norms and institutions which support it.

The PRSP framework has replaced the controversial structural Cited by: 4. Conclusion and Outlook: Risks to the Poverty-Reducing Potential of Decentralisation 5. Bibliography 1. Introduction and Definition of the Problem In the course of the past two decades, two major trends have significantly influenced the political reality of numerous developing countries.

First, poverty reduction has. Poverty, Inequality, and Democracy addresses the complicated philosophical and moral issues surrounding the distribution of economic goods in free societies as well as the empirical relationships between democratization and trends in poverty and inequality.

This volume also discusses the variety of welfare-state policies that have been adopted. UNICEF pursues a human rights approach to poverty reduction because it re-sponds to poverty’s multifaceted nature. This approach can be distinguished from a welfare approach in terms of the relationship between the State, on the one hand, and local communities and individuals, on the other.

Poverty is generated and reproduced by power disparity and abuse. The enduring reduction of poverty requires a broad context of good governance, beyond the narrow arena of free and fair elections.

The deepest root cause of development failure is bad governance – the inability or unwillingness to apply public resources effectively to generate. Measures of poverty through the use of poverty lines (and the various sub-definitions that result from its use), are based on a number of assumptions that also point to limitations of the methodology.

A poverty line is determined using monetary and non-monetary indicators. Through a case study of Ghana, this chapter questions the conventional wisdom concerning the relationship between decentralisation and poverty reduction in three ways.

First, it questions the assumption, as noted by Johnson ( 8), that ‘democratic participation will yield strong mechanisms of.

For poverty reduction to come about, economic growth must lead to more and better quality employment opportunities for the poor. Poverty Reduction Poverty reduction refers to efforts ranging from the modest easing of some symptoms to the radical transformations that enable people to escape poverty together.

Scott A. Hipsher, in The Private Sector's Role in Poverty Reduction in Asia, Abstract: Poverty reduction is one of the world's most important challenges, and it is proposed the private sector has an important role to play in creating the economic growth, employment and purchasing options needed for significant poverty reduction.

Addressing Issues of Poverty and Inequality through Democracy: World Forum for Democratisation in Asia (WFDA) democracy and democratisation as imperative for just societies; yet, poverty and inequality ironically remain economic growth does not necessarily reflect a statistical reduction in poverty which is exactly the trend seen today.

Poverty is not simply the result of an individual's characteristics, behaviors or abilities. Rather, as David Brady demonstrates, poverty is the result of politics. In Rich Democracies, Poor People, Brady investigates why poverty is so entrenched in some affluent. poor person lived 21 percent below thepoverty line.

At the lower poverty line, the poverty gap ratio declined from 12 percent to approximately eight percent.

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Ultimately though, these results suggest the reduction in the headcount index and poverty gap was both significant and robust to the choice of poverty.

Education is seen [by DFID for example] to play a key role in poverty reduction: “The elimination of poverty and progress towards sustainable development will only take place if there is increased and improved levels of education.

Governments and international agencies have endorsed the force of this argument on many occasions” [DFID, b:1]. Poverty focused policies for development and poverty reduction 10 Structural Adjustment Programmes (SAPs) and Poverty Reduction Strategies (PRSs) 11 The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) 12 Building capabilities 13 Pro-poor growth 14 Social protection 15 Inclusion, anti-discrimination and empowerment 16 5.

The book also draws upon the debates and outcomes of the Council’s Towards a UN System-Wide Approach to Poverty Reduction through Decent Work Mr.

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Juan Somavía. Book Description: Today international development policy is converging around ideas of neoliberal reform, democratisation and poverty reduction.

What does this mean for the local and international dimensions of aid relationships. The Aid Effect demonstrates the fruitfulness of an ethnographic approach to aid, policy reform and global governance. Poverty reduction, poverty relief, or poverty alleviation, is a set of measures, both economic and humanitarian, that are intended to permanently lift people out of poverty.

Measures, like those promoted by Henry George in his economics classic Progress and Poverty, are those that raise, or are intended to raise, ways of enabling the poor to create wealth for themselves as a conduit of ending.

Strengthening Governance through Engaged Societies: Lessons from the Implementation of Poverty Reduction Strategies Barbone, Luca; Sharkey, Katrina () In Decemberthe Boards of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund approved a new approach to their relations with low-income countries.

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framing of development as ‘ poverty reduction through good governance ’ and of NGOs as agents of democratisation is now in question. Within this vision NGOs. poverty reduction policies and practices in developing asia economic studies in inequality social exclusion and well being Posted By Arthur Hailey Publishing TEXT ID bbd7c8 Online PDF Ebook Epub Library countries in central or south asia he says first african countries growth has not been as strong and second in many cases even when growth was considerable poverty.

Democracy in Africa is among the most contentious issues in the continent’s relationship with China. On one hand, many reform-minded scholars, international organisations, and western governments criticise the People’s Republic of China (PRC) for its indifference to the unsatisfactory levels of democracy within many of the African states it deals with.

poverty diagnosis and the formulation of a strategy to address poverty in its various dimensions. As emphasized above, however, the book is not intended to be prescriptive: it is not expected that any country would apply the guidelines in the entire book.

Nor is the book a panacea for all the difficult.

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“It’s a demonstration to the power of poverty alleviation through online consumption,” she noted. The multilingual book Keywords to Understand China: Targeted Poverty Reduction and English version of the book The Way Forward Stories of Poverty Reduction in China were presented to the foreign participants.

The books wing of the Daily Star. sources of injustice which drive poverty in South Asia,and to provide suggestions on how to correct these injustices through democratisation of opportunities for the excluded segments of society.

NGOs or civil society bodiesthat may be committed to realising poverty reduction and greater distributive. Poverty reduction systems will change our nation. We currently tolerate far too much poverty,given the immense resources, talent, and innovation we possess.

The old model of paying forrandom units of services to manage poverty will one day give way to a more powerfulapproach. Diejomaoh, V.

P. () From Poverty Alleviation to Poverty Eradication. The Centrality of Employment Promotion, public lecture to the Lagos business school, Lagos, Nigeria, 20th November. El-Rufai, N. A. () Poverty Alleviation through Economic Democratisation Business Times, 18th June, 21pp.Introduction: poverty and the poor It has been argued that the analysis of poverty in contemporary devel-opment studies has been abstracted both from class and other power relationships, and from processes of accumulation in capitalism (Harriss a:9).

Debates on poverty reduction seem to ignore the link ‘between. BEIJING, Nov. 26, /PRNewswire/ -- The International Seminar on Global Poverty Reduction Partnerships was held in Longnan city, Gansu province, China, on Nov.