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Local Governance and Poverty in Developing Nations





ISBN 9780415719698
Published September 20, 2013 by Routledge
292 Pages 37 B/W Illustrations

 
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This volume examines the persistence of poverty - both rural and urban - in developing countries, and the response of local governments to the problem, exploring the roles of governments, NGOs, and CSOs in national and sub-national agenda-setting, policy-making, and poverty-reduction strategies. It brings together a rich variety of in-depth country and international studies, based on a combination of original data-collection and extensive research experience in developing countries. Taking a bottom-up and multi-dimensional perspective of poverty and well-being as the starting point, the authors develop a convincing set of arguments for putting the priorities of poor people first on any development agenda, thus carving out an undisputable role for local governance in interplay with higher-up governance actors and institutions.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction  Nicky Pouw and Isa Baud  Part I: Researching Well-Being  2. Well-Being in Theory and Practice  Nicky Pouw and Briana Gilmore  3. Moving Out of Poverty  Deepa Narayan  Part II: Rural Poverty, Priorities and Governance Responses  4. Poverty and Asset Accumulation among Smallholder Farmers in Uganda  Nicky Pouw  5. Food Security Management, Aid and Governance  Michiel Keyzer and Lia van Wesenbeeck  6. Governance for Non-Timber Forest Products  Mirjam Ros-Tonen and Koen Kusters  7. Governance, Poverty and Social Justice in the Coastal Fisheries of India  Maarten Bavinck  Part III: Urban Poverty, Citizenship and Democracy  8. Mapping Urban Poverty for Local Governance in India  Isa Baud, N. Sridharan and Karin Pfeffer  9. Negotiated Spaces for Representation in Mumbai  Isa Baud and Navtej Nainan  10. Citizenship, Local Governance and Democracy  Michaela Hordijk  Part IV: The Role of Local and National Institutions  11. Participatory Assessment of Development in Africa  Ton Dietz  12. Economic Governance by the Private and Public Sector  Maarten Brouwer and Sabine Blokhuis

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Biography

Nicky Pouw is a development economist and assistant professor in International Development Studies at the School of GPIDS at the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences of the University of Amsterdam.

Isa Baud is professor in International Development Studies at the School of GPIDS at the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences of the University of Amsterdam.