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Geographic space, assets, livelihoods and well-being in rural Central America

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  • Alwang, Jeffrey
  • Jansen, Hans G.P.
  • Siegel, Paul B.
  • Pichon, Francisco

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"This paper uses an asset-base framework to analyze the determinants of rural growth and sustainable poverty reduction for the three poorest countries in Central America: Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua...Using a combination of GIS mapping techniques, quantitative household analysis, and qualitative analyses of assets and livelihoods, the authors generate a description of rural territories that recognizes the differential effects of policies and asset bundles across space and households. They identify the combinations of human, natural and physical, social and location-specific assets that matter most to raise household well-being and take advantage of prospects for poverty-reducing growth." from Authors' Abstract

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  • Alwang, Jeffrey & Jansen, Hans G.P. & Siegel, Paul B. & Pichon, Francisco, 2005. "Geographic space, assets, livelihoods and well-being in rural Central America," DSGD discussion papers 26, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).
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    2. P.B. Siegel & M.D. Childress & B.L. Barham, 2013. "Reflections on 20 Years of Land-Related Development Projects in Central America : 10 Things You Might Not Expect, and Future Directions," World Bank Publications, The World Bank, number 17624, June.
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    4. You, Liangzhi & Diao, Xinshen, 2006. "Assessing potential impact of avian influenza on poultry in West Africa: a spatial equilibrium model analysis," DSGD discussion papers 40, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).
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