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Overview

Reducing Rural Poverty in Asia provides evidence-based guidelines for policymakers in developing countries, for researchers focusing on development problems, and for the international development assistance community in the continuing search for ways to effectively reduce poverty in the developing world. Detailed examinations are clearly presented on the efforts for poverty alleviation through microenterprise development and rural public employment programs that focus on public works and household/small-scale industries. Asia-based case studies of various microenterprises and rural public employment projects reveal important policy mechanisms and the effectiveness of each poverty reduction measure. Tables, figures, and relevant glossaries make unfamiliar terms and difficult information easy to understand.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781560223009
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • Publication date: 2/1/2006
  • Pages: 404
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Rural poverty and the nonfarm sector in rural Asia 3
Ch. 2 Rural nonfarm microenterprise : salient features and issues 17
Ch. 3 Bangladesh case : review and analysis 41
Ch. 4 Indian case studies : review and analysis 61
Ch. 5 Overview of country experiences 75
Ch. 6 Conclusions : microfinance for microenterprise 95
Ch. 7 Public employment schemes : case studies in India, Bangladesh, and the Philippines 111
Ch. 8 Review of country experiences of public employment and policy conclusions 131
Ch. 9 SIDBI foundation for micro credit 141
Ch. 10 Maharashtra rural credit project 157
Ch. 11 Small enterprises development project in Bangladesh 173
Ch. 12 A study on Grameen Uddog, MEDU, and Kishoreganj projects 195
Ch. 13 A review of the employment guarantee scheme in Maharashtra 253
Ch. 14 Public works employment and rural poverty alleviation in the Philippines 245
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