Poverty

The 1996 Bangladesh report gives equal weight to two different approaches to assess human development and poverty, an analytical study by academics using data and survey results and a comprehensive participatory appraisal by poor people themselves.

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The report is largely concerned with the problem of poverty and income distribution.

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The Nigeria Report is focused on poverty. The Report claims that the Structural Adjustment Programme, instituted in 1986, did little to improve the economic situation; in fact, it helped unleash forces of speculation rather than promote productive investment.

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The available statistics on Bangladesh and its people indicate the depth of deprivation prevailing for a major part of its large polpulation. In comparison with other countries in the region, Bangladesh scores low on human development.

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Year: 1999
Type: National Reports
Region: Africa
Country: Ghana

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Poverty in Burundi

Following the resolution of the conflict in 1998, Burundi is now moving from aid programmes to development programmes, via a period of reconstruction.

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The Report studies poverty from a human development perspective. The analysis is mainly based on information obtained from the Social Survey 1998 (ENSO 98).

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The two main themes of this report are poverty and gender equality. The findings concerning poverty point to many disturbing trends: almost 11 percent of the population lives below the minimum subsistence level and the unemployment rate continues to increase, reaching 20 percent in 1999.

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This report provides major definitions and factors of poverty and explores the situation in Kazakhstan

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This report on fighting human poverty in Bangladesh attempts to describe both income and non-income dimensions of deprivation.

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