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


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


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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  • Caroline Blanchard & Xavier Godinot & Chantal Laureau & Quentin Wodon, 2007. "Learning from the Extreme Poor : Participatory Approaches to Fostering Child Health in Madagascar," World Bank Other Operational Studies 9561, The World Bank.
  • Handle: RePEc:wbk:wboper:9561

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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.
    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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    Health Monitoring and Evaluation Health Systems Development and Reform Housing and Human Habitats Population and Development Finance and Financial Sector Development - Access to Finance Communities and Human Settlements Health; Nutrition and Population;

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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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