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Geographic space, assets, livelihoods and well-being in rural Central America: empirical evidence from Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua

Jeffrey Alwang, Hans Jansen, Paul B. Siegel and Francisco Pichon

No 26, DSGD discussion papers from International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Abstract: "This paper uses an asset-base framework to analyze the determinants of rural growth and sustainable poverty reduction for the three poorest countries in Central America: Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua...Using a combination of GIS mapping techniques, quantitative household analysis, and qualitative analyses of assets and livelihoods, the authors generate a description of rural territories that recognizes the differential effects of policies and asset bundles across space and households. They identify the combinations of human, natural and physical, social and location-specific assets that matter most to raise household well-being and take advantage of prospects for poverty-reducing growth." from Authors' Abstract

Keywords: Poverty reduction; rural livelihoods; Households Economic aspects (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2005
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