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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, Anika
Year:2019
ISSN:1876-0198
Issue:75
Pages:292
Language:English
Series:African Studies Collection
City of publisher:Leiden
Publisher:African Studies Centre
ISBN:9789054481782
Geographic terms:Bangladesh
Benin
Ethiopia
Subjects:poverty
poverty reduction
NGO
microfinance
Link:http://hdl.handle.net/1887/82163
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 interventions have often been disappointing. 'The Many Hidden Faces of Extreme Poverty' addresses the challenge to include the poorest people. It 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 carried out in Bangladesh, Benin, and (rural and urban) Ethiopia, using a participatory approach.
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