Resource tenure, finance and social security play an inter-dependent and joint role with regard to the economic development of rural regions in low income countries. In the past, these areas usually have been considered as three separate fields. This has led to misleading conclusions and recommendations on both the scientific and the policy level. In this volume, an integrated approach is put forward in order to stimulate a discussion which hopefully will lead to more robust strategies for socio-economic development. When developing such an approach, a key question is to which extent within the strategies of individuals and households, these three areas are substituting or complementing each other. Within this volume, the strategies of households, the state and the civil society are considered as they target poverty alleviation and adjustment in economic transformation processes.
2001, 220 pp., 17x24 cm, illustrations, tables, paper
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