Participation in poverty assessments

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This document addresses the World BankÆs approach to country poverty assessments. It looks at the increasing involvement of stakeholder groups, with the aim of building in-country capacity to address the problems of the poor. With examples from a number of countries, it argues that the participation of government and other institutional stakeholders in all aspects of the work increases sensitivity to poverty issues, enhances analytical skills, and builds allegiance to the measures proposed for poverty reduction. In addition it claims that, conventional statistical analysis is complimented by qualitative information from participatory social assessments, which reveal the concerns voiced by the poor.

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World Bank. Environment Department dissemination notes, No. 20
World Bank
World Bank, 1818 H Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20433, USA
Washington, D.C.
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World Bank

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