Chronic Poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia: A Select Annotated Bibliography with Special Reference to Remote Rural Areas

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Sam Hickey

University of Manchester

Karen Moore

Chronic Poverty Research Centre (CPRC)

Date Written: March 1, 2001


The Annotated Bibliography is divided into five main parts.

First, the Introduction provides a detailed guide to the content and structure of the document.

Second, as the internet is now an established resource for poverty research, a concise selection of useful websites is included: Poverty Research Online. It includes a specific section on spatial aspects of poverty.

Third, the Chronic Poverty Toolbox (Section 1) contains specific literature on chronic poverty, divided into four sub-sections: material that refer directly to chronic poverty and its alleviation; remote rural areas and the spatial dimensions of poverty; conceptual approaches to poverty (including social exclusion); and measuring poverty (including longitudinal and spatial approaches, with reference to some datasets).

Fourth, Rural Poverty (Section 2) includes a small selection of general overviews of rural poverty, and a larger number of documents relating to key strands within current poverty research – such as conflict, risk, politics and globalisation. Three subsections focus on rural poverty in sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia generally, and India in particular.

Fifth, Vulnerable Groups (Section 3) reviews the literature on a selection of groups likely to be particularly vulnerable to chronic poverty: women, people with disabilities, older people and pastoralists.

This Annotated Bibliography represents an early attempt to compile and review publications and websites relevant to the study of chronic poverty, and should be used in connection with the more extensive and up-to-date set of references available via the Chronic Poverty Bibliographic Database, into which the majority of the references have been incorporated. The present bibliography has a specific focus on chronic poverty in remote rural areas, one of several cross-cutting research themes pursued by the CPRC.

Keywords: Rural, Annotated Bibliography, Spatial Analysis, Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, Asia

Suggested Citation

Hickey, Sam and Moore, Karen, Chronic Poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia: A Select Annotated Bibliography with Special Reference to Remote Rural Areas (March 1, 2001). Chronic Poverty Research Centre Working Paper No. 1, Available at SSRN: or

Sam Hickey (Contact Author)

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Karen Moore

Chronic Poverty Research Centre (CPRC)

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Manchester, M13 9PL
United Kingdom

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