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Social mobilization as a strategy for poverty alleviation - experiences from UNDP-supported South Asia poverty alleviation program in India



Social mobilization as a strategy for poverty alleviation - experiences from UNDP-supported South Asia poverty alleviation program in India



Mini scale rural infrastructure development Report of the Second APO Multi Country Study Mission on Integrated Local Community Development held in Hyderabad from 19 to 29 January 1999: 91-98



This paper presents the strategy and lessons learnt from the UNDP-supported poverty alleviation programme in 3 districts of Andhra Pradesh, India. Three significant elements of the approach are: to see the poor as subjects and partners in the effort for poverty reduction; to recognize the creativity of the poor, their capacity for enterprise; and to accord the poor the respect and dignity as partners in development.

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