Empowerment in Practice: From Analysis to Implementation

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World Bank, 2006 - Business & Economics - 371 pages
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This publication examines the empowerment approach to development, that is, empowering the poor in developing countries to improve their individual circumstances. Poverty reduction is at the heart of the empowerment issue, and the development of suitable and effective frameworks are required in order to push forward the development prospects of the poor, particularly through improved infrastructures within society, but more importantly by designing policies and intervention approaches which can deliver improvements to individual lives. This publication therefore seeks to help both policy makers and practitioners in establishing an empowerment framework to achieve the goal of reducing poverty. The book contains five cases studies from Brazil, Ethiopia, Honduras, Indonesia and Nepal, detailing efforts to apply the empowerment framework, each working in a different sector.

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About the author (2006)

Ruth Alsop has worked as a rural sociologist in South and East Asia, and in East Africa. After completing her doctoral research, her career in development began with British NGOs. Since then she has worked as a Research Fellow at the University of East Anglia, for the Ford Foundation, the International Food Policy Research Institute and the World Bank.

Jeremy Holland is Lecturer in the Centre for Development Studies at the University of Wales Swansea.

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