Moving Out of Poverty : Volume 2. Success from the Bottom Up Narayan, Deepa Pritchett, Lant Kapoor, Soumya 2012-08-15T20:10:52Z 2012-08-15T20:10:52Z 2009
dc.description.abstract The global moving out of poverty study is unique in several respects. It is one of the few large-scale comparative research efforts to focus on mobility out of poverty rather than on poverty alone. The study draws together the experiences of poor women and men who have managed to move out of poverty over time and the processes and local institutions that have helped or hindered their efforts. It is also the first time that a World Bank report draws on people's own understanding of freedom, democracy, equality, empowerment, and aspirations-and how these affect poor people in different growth, social, and political contexts. By giving primacy to people's own experiences and how they define poverty, the study provides several new insights to develop more effective strategies to reduce poverty. The study finds that poor people take lots of initiative, in many cases even more than those who are better off. There are millions and millions of tiny poor entrepreneurs. The investment climate of these tiny entrepreneurs has not been a centerpiece of poverty strategies. Too often, poor people do not face a level playing field. Despite the micro credit revolution, poor people remain outside of most financial services; and large lenders remain reluctant to lend to micro enterprises and micro entrepreneurs. New institutional models and financial instruments are needed to serve poor people's financial needs and give them the capital they need to expand their businesses and connect to markets. en
dc.identifier.isbn 978-0-8213-7215-9
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher Washington, DC: World Bank and Palgrave Macmillan
dc.relation.ispartofseries Moving Out of Poverty;Volume 2
dc.rights CC BY 3.0 IGO
dc.rights.holder World Bank
dc.subject Absolute poverty
dc.subject Chronic poverty
dc.subject Conflict
dc.subject Economic inequality
dc.subject Health services
dc.subject Household survey
dc.subject Human development
dc.subject Land ownership
dc.subject Living standards
dc.subject Migration
dc.subject Poor communities
dc.subject Poverty reduction
dc.subject Social protection
dc.subject Understanding poverty
dc.subject Vulnerability
dc.title Moving Out of Poverty : Volume 2. Success from the Bottom Up en
dspace.entity.type Publication 2012-08-15
okr.doctype Publications & Research :: Publication
okr.doctype Publications & Research
okr.globalpractice Poverty
okr.globalpractice Health, Nutrition, and Population
okr.identifier.doi 10.1596/978-0-8213-7215-9 48104
okr.language.supported en
okr.peerreview Academic Peer Review
okr.region.administrative South Asia
okr.region.geographical South Asia
okr.sector Public Administration, Law, and Justice :: General public administration sector
okr.theme Social protection and risk management :: Poverty strategy, analysis and monitoring
okr.theme Economic management :: Other economic management
okr.topic Health, Nutrition and Population
okr.topic Poverty Reduction
okr.topic Poverty Reduction :: Poverty Reduction Strategies
okr.topic Health, Nutrition and Population :: Population Policies
okr.topic Poverty Reduction :: Services & Transfers to Poor
okr.unit Environment & Water Resources (SASDI); Poverty Reduction and Equity (PRMPR)
okr.volume 2
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