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Trends and Determinants of Poverty in the Horn of Africa - Some Implications

Indian Journal of Social Development - An International Journal, Vol. 7, No. 1, pp. 65-77, June 2007

12 Pages Posted: 27 Oct 2008 Last revised: 7 May 2015

Prof. Ravinder Rena

North-West University; Polytechnic of Namibia; University of the Western Cape; Papua New Guinea University of Technology

Date Written: June 15, 2007

Abstract

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.

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

JEL Classification: H51; I21; I32; J43; Q54

Suggested Citation

Rena, Prof. Ravinder, Trends and Determinants of Poverty in the Horn of Africa - Some Implications (June 15, 2007). Indian Journal of Social Development - An International Journal, Vol. 7, No. 1, pp. 65-77, June 2007. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1290411

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