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dc.contributor.authorToye, John*
dc.contributor.editorEade, Deborahen
dc.date.accessioned2011-05-24T09:59:34Zen
dc.date.available2011-05-24T09:59:34Zen
dc.date.issued2007-08-01en
dc.identifier.issn0961-4524en
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/09614520701469427en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10546/130890en
dc.descriptionThe idea of poverty reduction naturally attracts all kinds of angels - in NGOs, government departments and international financial institutions - but their ministrations are frustrated by many obstacles. These include the narrow and static way in which economists define the poor; the remoteness of the poor, their social invisibility and elusiveness to most forms of targeting; and the absence of political will to engage in poverty-reduction policies. The angelic response to these obstacles has been to trumpet a global campaign of poverty reduction with millennial goals, international aid targets, and poverty-reduction strategy papers. It would be better to re-discover the language of risk, vulnerability, and social insurance. The message of the association between risk and reward, and the collective need for social mechanisms that will allow individuals to bear increased risk without exposure to irreversible damage, is the one that really needs to be delivered.<p>This article is hosted by our co-publisher Taylor & Francis.</p>en
dc.format.extent5en
dc.format.mimetypePDFen
dc.language.isoEnglishen
dc.publisherOxfam GBen
dc.publisherRoutledgeen
dc.relation.urlhttp://policy-practice.oxfam.org.uk/publications/poverty-reduction-130890
dc.subjectApproach and methodology
dc.subjectEconomics
dc.subjectGovernance and citizenship
dc.titlePoverty reductionen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.identifier.eissn1364-9213en
dc.identifier.journalDevelopment in Practiceen
oxfam.signoff.statusFor public use – can be shared outside Oxfamen
oxfam.subject.keywordMDGs
oxfam.subject.keywordMillenium Development Goals
oxfam.subject.keywordDevelopment methods
oxfam.subject.keywordFinance
oxfam.subject.keywordDevelopment in Practice Journal
oxfam.subject.keywordDiP
prism.issuenameBuzzwords and Fuzzwords: Deconstructing development discourseen
prism.number4 & 5en
prism.volume17en
dc.year.issuedate2007en
dc.year.issuedate2007en


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