Moving Out of Poverty : Rising from the Ashes of Conflict

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  • Copyright: 2009-12-22
  • Publisher: World Bank

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This title, is the fourth volume from the 'Moving Out of Poverty' series which features the results of new comparative research across more than 500 communities in 15 countries to understand how and why people move out of poverty.

Author Biography

DEEPA NARAYAN is project director of a 15-country World Bank study, Moving Out of Poverty: Understanding Freedom, Democracy, and Growth from the Bottom Up, which builds on an earlier study also directed by Narayan, Voices of the Poor.
Formerly a senior adviser in the Poverty Reduction group of the World Bank, Narayan has over 25 years of development experience in Asia and Africa, working for nongovernmental organizations, national governments, and the United Nations system as well as the World Bank Group. Her areas of expertise include participatory development, community-driven development, and social capital, and the use of these concepts to create wealth for the poor. Recent publications include Moving Out of Poverty: Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives on Mobility (World Bank, 2007); Ending Poverty in South Asia: Ideas that Work, co-edited with Elena Glinskaya (World Bank, 2007); and Measuring Empowerment:Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives (World Bank, 2005).

PATTI PETESCH is a specialist in qualitative analysis on the causes of poverty, how people escape poverty, and the role of individual and collective agency in these processes. She freelances for the World Bank and other international development organizations, and served as coordinator for the World Bank's global Voices of the Poor and Moving out of Poverty studies. Her recent publications include Moving Out of Poverty: Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives on Mobility, (edited with D. Narayan); Evaluating Empowerment: A Framework with Cases from Latin America, (with C. Smulovitz and M. Walton); and Voices of the Poor from Colombia: Strengthening Livelihoods, Families and Communities, (with J.Arboleda and J. Blackburn).

Table of Contents

Forewordp. xv
Study Team and Acknowledgmentsp. xvii
Contributorsp. xxi
Abbreviationsp. xxv
Building States from the Bottom Up in Conflict-Affected Countriesp. 1
Moving Out of Poverty in Conflict Communitiesp. 2
First Steps: Security, Law and Order, and Legitimacyp. 26
Democracy: Big "D" and Little "d"p. 52
Nation Building from Below: Identity, Unity, and Civic Engagementp. 96
The Economic Environmentp. 128
Aid Strategies: Can Chickens and Miserly Handouts Reduce Poverty?p. 160
Concluding Reflectionsp. 182
Country Case Studiesp. 191
Violence, Forced Displacement, and Chronic Poverty in Colombiap. 192
From Milkless Cows to Coconut Trees: Recovery from Ail-Out War in Mindanao, Philippinesp. 248
Disturbing the Equilibrium: Movements Out of Poverty in Conflict-Affected Areas of Indonesiap. 290
Community Well-Being and Household Mobility in Postconflict Cambodia: Cambodia Development Resource Institutep. 338
Sri Lanka: Unequal Mobility in an Ethnic Civil Warp. 376
Post-Taliban Recovery and the Promise of Community-Driven Development in Afghanistanp. 418
Technical Appendixesp. 473
Researchers and Institutions Involved in Conflict Country Studiesp. 475
Overview of Study Methodologyp. 479
Data Collection Methodsp. 505
List of Variables for Community Regressionsp. 509
Weights for the PCA-Constructed Indexesp. 513
Additional Tables for Part 1p. 515
Indexp. 533
Definitions of democracy in Afghanistan and Indonesiap. 57
Militarized dreams of young children in high-conflict La Soledad, Colombiap. 140
Partial recovery in Villa Rosa: Alicia's storyp. 224
Violence against Co-Agrop. 234
Somrampi: The trap of poor governance and continued insecurityp. 366
Lack of economic catalysts and postwar collapse in urban Shazimirp. 440
Ramili Qali: Giving up poppy in exchange for aidp. 447
A gender revolution, yet to comep. 462
MOP by initial poverty level, conflict and nonconflict communitiesp. 21
Trust in local government among movers and chronic poor in conflict and nonconflict communities, 1995 and 2005p. 33
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