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dc.contributor.authorIDS
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-19T19:10:21Z
dc.date.available2016-04-19T19:10:21Z
dc.date.issued2003
dc.identifier1656
dc.identifier.citationIDS Bulletin 34(3): 64-78
dc.identifier.issn0265-5012
dc.identifier.other1656_The_Rural_Poor_the_Private_Sector_and_Ma.pdf
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/66254
dc.description.abstractDrawing on case study material from the Sustainable Livelihoods in Southern Africa programme, this article examines the turn to strategies for development in southern Africa, which seek to boost the access of the rural poor to new markets and investment opportunities. It investigates the prospects for "pro-poor" engagement with the private sector, and lists a number of policy measures needed in order to make such initiatives work for the benefit of rural livelihoods. Markets are highly politicised, the playing field is uneven and, without regulation and protection, poor communities are vulnerable to potential exploitation. Without concerted attention to improving the capacity of poor people to enter and engage with markets and to the distribution of benefits - through active state support and redistributive measures - the ideals of "pro-poor growth" and "private sector partnership" for development will remain more rhetorical gloss than reality.
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dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherBrighton, U.K.: Kensington Press
dc.relation.urihttp://www.ids.ac.uk/ids/bookshop/bulletin/bull343.htm
dc.rightsCopyright 2003 by Institute of Development Studies
dc.subjectRural development
dc.subjectSemiarid zones
dc.subjectLocal markets
dc.subjectIncome generation
dc.subjectSustainable development
dc.subjectCommercialization
dc.subjectLivelihoods
dc.subjectGovernment policy
dc.subjectTropical zones
dc.subjectSubtropics
dc.subjectMarkets
dc.subjectPoverty
dc.subjectIncome diversification
dc.subjectFarm/Enterprise Scale Governance
dc.titleThe rural poor, the private sector and markets: Changing interactions in southern Africa
dc.typeTechnical report
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