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Learning from the Extreme Poor: Participatory Approaches to Fostering Child Health in Madagascar


  • Blanchard, Caroline
  • Godinot, Xavier
  • Laureau, Chantal
  • Wodon, Quentin


Very poor people are often considered ignorant and even incapable of thinking, because they have had no opportunity to gain skill in expression through education. The experience of contempt and exclusion is deep among the poorest, whether they live in rich or poor countries, and it often prevents them from participating in social programs. This note provides a summary of a study on access to health care conducted by the International Movement ATD Fourth World in Madagascar, with the aim to outline the organization's approach to reaching the very poor and building projects in close partnership with them.

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  • Blanchard, Caroline & Godinot, Xavier & Laureau, Chantal & Wodon, Quentin, 2007. "Learning from the Extreme Poor: Participatory Approaches to Fostering Child Health in Madagascar," MPRA Paper 9053, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:9053

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    1. Xavier Godinot & Quentin Wodon, 2006. "Participatory Approaches to Attacking Extreme Poverty : Cases Studies Led by the International Movement ATD Fourth World," World Bank Publications, The World Bank, number 7220, April.
    2. Woden, Q., 2001. "Attacking Extreme Poverty. Learning from the Experience of the International Movement ATD Fourth World," Papers 502, World Bank - Technical Papers.
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    Extreme Poverty; Health Care; Community Development; Madagascar;

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    • I30 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - General
    • I10 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - General

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