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Trends And Determinants Of Poverty In The Horn Of Africa - Some Implications

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  • Rena, Ravinder

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The poverty problem is chronic in the Horn of Africa. Majority of the people in the region are suffering from this problem. There are numerous factors that cause poverty in the region. The challenge of poverty reduction in the Horn should therefore address the poverty reduction issues at national, provincial and local levels. A brief survey of literature has been made to enable us understand some theories and models that are related to poverty reduction in the developing economies. This paper delves the incidence of poverty in the Horn of Africa region. It identifies the major threats and challenges of the poverty. It highlights different factors that cause the poverty and provides some implications to minimize the poverty levels in the Horn region.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 11140.

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Date of creation: 2006
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Publication status: Published in Indian Journal of Social Development – An International Journal 1.7(2007): pp. 65-77
Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:11140

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Keywords: Poverty; Horn of Africa; Challenges; Sustainable Development; Drought; Pastoralists;

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  1. Rena, Ravinder, 2003. "Green revolution: Indian agricultural experience – a paradigm for Eritrea," MPRA Paper 10838, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 24 May 2003.
  2. Rena, Ravinder, 2004. "Challenges for Food Security in Eritrea -- A Descriptive and Qualitative Analysis," MPRA Paper 10312, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 21 Feb 2005.
  3. Ravinder Rena, 2005. "Challenges for Food Security in Eritrea: A Descriptive and Qualitative Analysis," African Development Review, African Development Bank, African Development Bank, vol. 17(2), pages 193-212.
  4. Michael Carter & Christopher Barrett, 2006. "The economics of poverty traps and persistent poverty: An asset-based approach," Journal of Development Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 42(2), pages 178-199.
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