Coordination: key to development : Field study about rural livelihoods in Ribáuè and the impact of coordination failure

University essay from Linnéuniversitetet/Institutionen för samhällsvetenskaper, SV; Linnéuniversitetet/Institutionen för samhällsvetenskaper, SV

Abstract: This Master thesis is the result of a study in which we looked at people's livelihoods - through the sustainable rural livelihoods analytical framework - from a coordination failure perspective. During three weeks spent in the district of Ribáuè, Mozambique, enabled us to conduct interviews with people from many different social categories and understand the conditions in which small-scale farmers live. The paper tackles issues related to development in general and governmental intervention and contributes to the debate about the type of growth which is on-going in Mozambique. What are the coordination failures that impact people's livelihoods in Mozambique, a country where strong economic growth does not seem to help the poorest to get out of poverty.

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