Pathways Out of Poverty

Private Firms and Economic Mobility in Developing Countries

Author: Gary S. Fields

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

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Category: Business & Economics

Page: 297

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Until recently, development economists tended to assume a role for private enterprise in reducing poverty, but they didn't articulate it explicitly. The new institutional economics literature, with its emphasis on transaction costs, addresses the environment in which private businesses operate in various countries - the "investment climate". Building on this new thinking, Pathways Out of Poverty begins by citing the worldwide drop in the number of very poor people and goes on to identify the ways in which private firms and farms contribute to economic mobility and poverty reduction and what governments can do to enhance this contribution. In four Parts, the editors and contributors address economic mobility, offer numerous global examples, consider the importance of good investment climates, and examine the impact of public policies and public attitudes. Their theory, hard economic analysis, and case studies provide rich and innovative mechanisms for reducing poverty in developing and transition countries.

New Pathways Out of Poverty

Author: Sam Daley-Harris

Publisher: Kumarian Press

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Category: Political Science

Page: 266

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The current moment faced by the microfinance field reflects the opening lines from Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities: It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness.... Never before has there been such inspiring innovation in microfinance nor such cause for concern. New Pathways out of Poverty provides a substantive discussion of the state of the field and a compelling vision for its future. Third in a book series spanning a decade that has documented the microfinance industry’s highs and lows, New Pathways Out of Poverty explores the current state of the microfinance industry and highlights some of the field’s major challenges and achievements. Contributors examine innovations in microfinance and capture the knowledge gained in key areas of practice. The authors also show how leading institutions are taking steps to ensure that microfinance becomes a central platform for putting poverty in the museums where it belongs.

Pathways Out of Poverty

Author: Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical

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Category: Developing Countries

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Pathways Out of Poverty

Innovations in Microfinance for the Poorest Families

Author: Sam Daley-Harris

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Category: Business & Economics

Page: 329

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Microfinance is a key intervention in helping families in developing countries move out of poverty. The Microedit Summit Campaign works to promote microfinance, with the aim of reaching 100 million families by 2005. This book challenges conventional wisdoms and explores the Campaign's core themes.

Pathways Out of Poverty

Private Firms and Economic Mobility in Developing Countries

Author: Gary S. Fields

Publisher: World Bank Publications

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Category: Business & Economics

Page: 297

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How private firms contribute to economic mobility and poverty reduction and what governments can do to enhance their contributions is the theme of this book. The positive role (often underemphasized) the private sector plays in economic development is looked at. Also the labour market and how various mechanisms in the economy interact to affect conditions for people as workers and as consumers. The links among the business environment, private sector development, economic growth, poverty reduction and economic mobility are also examined.

Pathways Out of Poverty

Author: Great Britain. Department for International Development

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Pathways Out of Poverty During an Economic Crisis

An Empirical Assessment of Rural Indonesia

Author: Neil McCulloch

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Category: Agricultural Output

Page: 50

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Most poor people in developing countries still live in rural areas and are primarily engaged in low productivity farming activities. Thus pathways out of poverty are likely to be strongly connected to productivity increases in the rural economy, whether they are realized in farming, in rural nonfarm enterprises, or by way of rural-urban migration. The authors use cross-sectional data from the Central Statistical Board for 1993 and 2002, as well as a panel data set from the Indonesia Family Life Survey for 1993 and 2000, to show which pathways out of poverty were most successful over this period. The findings suggest that increased engagement of farmers in rural nonfarm enterprises is an important route out of rural poverty, but that most of the rural agricultural poor that exit poverty still do so while remaining rural and agricultural. So changes in agricultural prices, wages, and productivity still play a critical role in moving people out of poverty.

More Pathways Out of Poverty

Author: Sam Daley-Harris

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Category: Business & Economics

Page: 187

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* Follow up to the case studies presented in 2002’s Pathways out of Poverty * Companion book to the 2006 Global Microcredit Summit More Pathways Out of Poverty explores new practices in microfinance, some of them revolutionary, and draws on the success of the industry to illustrate the challenges involved in lifting clients out of poverty. Taken together, the contributions from leading microfinance leaders and institutions serve as a map for ensuring that microcredit contributes powerfully to cutting absolute poverty in half by 2015. For more information about the Global Microcredit Summit, visit: www.microcreditsummit.org

Education to Employment

Pathways Out of Poverty

Author: Cathy Wright

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Category: New Brunswick

Page: 48

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Pathways Out of Poverty in Rural Mozambique

Author: Benedito Cunguara

Publisher: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing

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Page: 96

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Poverty reduction is the foremost important development goal in Mozambique. In spite of tremendous strides in reducing poverty over the last 10 years, the majority of the population is still poor, particularly in rural areas, making the study of poverty dynamics important. Using a unique nationally representative panel data set from rural Mozambique, this book, therefore, addresses 3 questions: how have the incidence of poverty and the distribution of income changed? what factors are associated with rural household income change? and what factors are associated with moving out of or into poverty in the short-run? The analysis should help shed light on poverty dynamics, and should be especially useful to professionals in international development, or any stakeholder working in rural development.

Building Pathways Out of Poverty

A Case Study of Poverty and Rural Livelihoods in the Oncho Freed Zone of Nothern Ghana

Author: James Akankpegli Ayigsi

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