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Title:Views from below on the pro-poor growth challenge: the case of rural Rwanda
Author:Ansoms, AnISNI
Year:2010
Periodical:African Studies Review (ISSN 1555-2462)
Volume:53
Issue:2
Pages:97-123
Language:English
Geographic term:Rwanda
Subjects:peasantry
rural development
rural poverty
economic policy
Link:http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/african_studies_review/v053/53.2.ansoms.pdf
Abstract:This article focuses on the Rwandan peasantry to confirm how 'views from below' can contribute to a better understanding of the 'pro-poor' growth challenge. Based on micro-level evidence gathered in 2007, it examines local peasants' perceptions of the characteristics and degree of poverty for different socioeconomic categories (i.e., peasant groups). It looks at the various opportunities and constraints that influence the potential of these categories or groups for social mobility and their capacity to participate in growth strategies. Further, it considers how local peasants perceive specific policy measures in the Rwandan government's 'pro-poor' rural strategies. Their insights could inspire Rwandan policymakers and supporting donors to redirect their efforts toward distribution-oriented growth strategies. Bibliogr., notes, ref., sum. in English and French. [Journal abstract]
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