Reducing Poverty, Building Peace


• Draws attention to the global nature of poverty and its link to conflict

• Looks at poverty as a universal problelm, focusing on all nations both rich and poor

• Multidisciplinary and wide-ranging, targeted for a broad audience, including NGOs, community and citizen based advocacy groups, students in international development programs and practitioners.

Poverty and peace, and the relationships between them, are the central challenges for our times. Arguing that reducing poverty is not only possible, but can also build opportunities for peace, Coralie Bryant and Christina Kappaz help form the policy debate on the role of poverty reduction in international society. Oftentimes poverty is looked at only in specific countries, or is focused on developing countries. Reducing Poverty, Building Peace looks at poverty from both sides of the spectrum: domestic and global, rich and poor countries.

The second half of the book focuses on what has been learned about effectiveness, especially through participatory development, and more commitment to implementation in order to gain results. This book combines a discussion of theoretical concepts with attention to policies, programs, and projects and the ways they might be designed and implemented to reduce poverty. Since there has been progress in reducing poverty, the challenge now is to learn from this experience about what works and to build political will to achieve this possible goal.

Additional information

Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Bloomfield, CT
Publication year:
  • 2005


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