Essays about: "Poverty reduction"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 163 essays containing the words Poverty reduction.

  1. 1. Have Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers actually reduced poverty in poor countries?

    University essay from Göteborgs universitet/Institutionen för globala studier

    Author : Markus Bohlers; [2019-11-07]
    Keywords : Poverty; PRSPs; poor countries; IFIs; development paradigm; Washington Consensus;

    Abstract : Throughout the past 15-20 years, poor countries have been implementing so-called Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers (PRSPs) under the guidance of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. Despite their enormous importance for national development efforts around the globe, the aggregate performance of PRSPs remains understudied. READ MORE

  2. 2. MOBILE MONEY AS A FINANCIAL INCLUSION TOOL FOR POVERTY REDUCTION A cross-country analysis of low- and middle-income countries

    University essay from Göteborgs universitet/Statsvetenskapliga institutionen

    Author : Emma Grimme Hallberg; [2019-02-12]
    Keywords : mobile-money; financial inclusion; poverty; technology; cross-country analysis; low-income countries; middle-income countries;

    Abstract : This thesis aims to examine if mobile money can act as a financial inclusion tool to reduce poverty levels in low- and middle-income countries. In contrast to the majority of the literature within its research field, this thesis observes the relationship on an aggregate cross-country level instead of using data on an individual or household level, in order to fully examine the impacts on national poverty levels. READ MORE

  3. 3. How to empower a country using informal financial systems : Stokvels, the South African economical saviour

    University essay from Umeå universitet/Statsvetenskapliga institutionen

    Author : Helin Bäckman Kartal; [2019]
    Keywords : Informal finance; Stokvel; poverty reduction; South Africa;

    Abstract : This study is a Minor Field Study (MFS), which is a Sida funded scholarship who made this field study possible. With an institutionalist approach, this field study aims to outline the foundational reasons behind peoples’ participation in the South African informal financial stokvel system. READ MORE

  4. 4. The role of social capital in resilience against poverty

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Ekonomisk-historiska institutionen

    Author : Yoeri Dijkhof; [2019]
    Keywords : social capital; social trust; institutional trust; absolute poverty; pro-poor growth; Business and Economics;

    Abstract : This thesis captures the effect of social capital measured as social and institutional trust on a reduction of absolute poverty. The indicators of social capital are captured through the construction of a database of subjective well-being measures. READ MORE

  5. 5. Disaggregating economic inequality from space

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Institutionen för naturgeografi och ekosystemvetenskap

    Author : Neija Maegaard Elvekjær; [2019]
    Keywords : Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite VIIRS ; night-time lights; Gross Domestic Product GDP ; economic inequality; regional inequality; spatial inequality; Gini coefficient; spatial scale; Social Sciences; Earth and Environmental Sciences;

    Abstract : Reducing inequality is number 10 of the United Nations sustainable development goals. Inequality in society affect economic growth, development and poverty reduction, and through these indirectly affect environmental degradation, food security and other major problems facing society today. READ MORE