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Title
Views from below on the pro-poor growth challenge: the case of rural Rwanda
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Abstract
[Margriet De Greef] This article focuses on the Rwandan peasantry to confirm how "views from below" can contribute t a better understanding of the "pro-poor" growth challeng. Based on micro-level evidence gathered in 2007, it examines local peasants' perceptions of the characteristics and degree of poverty for different socioeconomic categories (i.e., peasant groups). It looks at the various opportunities and constraints that influence the potential of these categories or groups for social mobility and their capacity to participate in growth strategies. Further, it considers how local peasants perceive specific policy measures in the Rwandan government's "pro-poor" rural strategies. Their insights could inspire Rwandan policymakers and supporting donors to redirect their efforts toward distribution-oriented growth strategies.
Language
English
Source (journal)
African studies review / African Studies Association [Los Angeles, Calif.] - Los Angeles, Calif., 1970, currens
Publication
Los Angeles, Calif. : 2010
ISSN
0002-0206 [print]
1555-2462 [online]
Volume/pages
53:2(2010), p. 97-123
ISI
000282160400009
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UAntwerpen
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Last edited 08.04.2017
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