Trends and Determinants of Poverty in the Horn of Africa - Some Implications
Prof. Ravinder Rena
University of the Western Cape; Polytechnic of Namibia; Papua New Guinea University of Technology
June 15, 2007
Indian Journal of Social Development - An International Journal, Vol. 7, No. 1, pp. 65-77, June 2007
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.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 12
Keywords: Poverty, Horn of Africa, Challenges, Sustainable Development, Drought, Pastoralists
JEL Classification: H51; I21; I32; J43; Q54Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: October 27, 2008 ; Last revised: January 15, 2009
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