When Things Fall Apart: Qualitative Studies of Poverty in the Former Soviet Union

By Nora Dudwick; Elizabeth Gomart et al. | Go to book overview

CHAPTER 4
Between
Civil War and Land Reform:
Among the Poorest of the Poor
in Tajikistan

Elizabeth Gomart

In 1996, when the fieldwork for this study was conducted, the civil war that had plagued Tajikistan since 1992 was smoldering in the mountains of Gharm, northeast of Dushanbe, and the rest of the country was at relative peace. Little was then known about the impact of the civil war or the transition from communism. Officials in Dushanbe claimed that the affected regions were stabilizing people were rebuilding, no one was going hungry, privatization was moving along smoothly, and land was being offered to returnees from Afghanistan. Some top-level foreign diplomats even doubted that severe poverty (that is, hunger) existed in Tajikistan except among some aged Russian pensioners in Dushanbe.

The study was conducted to inform the Tajikistan Pilot Poverty Alleviation Project, whose objective was to scale up existing antipoverty programs of international nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and set up a Social Investment Fund. The study was part of a social assessment, intended to provide information for decisionmakers regarding the design of these components. A team of local social scientists and NGO workers were trained in participatory rapid appraisal techniques to conduct the assessment in a total of nine sites in four oblasts (administrative regions)and Dushanbe, the capital of Tajikistan in May and June 1996.

The social assessment found deep poverty and enormous inequities in privatization. Most households had been hit hard by the crisis. The war had

-57-

Notes for this page

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items
Notes
Cite this page

Cited page

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA 8, MLA 7, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Note: primary sources have slightly different requirements for citation. Please see these guidelines for more information.

Cited page

Bookmark this page
When Things Fall Apart: Qualitative Studies of Poverty in the Former Soviet Union
Table of contents

Table of contents

Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this book

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Help
Full screen
Items saved from this book
  • Bookmarks
  • Highlights & Notes
  • Citations
/ 445

matching results for page

    Questia reader help

    How to highlight and cite specific passages

    1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
    2. Click or tap the last word you want to select, and you’ll see everything in between get selected.
    3. You’ll then get a menu of options like creating a highlight or a citation from that passage of text.

    OK, got it!

    Cited passage

    Style
    Citations are available only to our active members.
    Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA 8, MLA 7, APA and Chicago citation styles.

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

    1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

    Cited passage

    Thanks for trying Questia!

    Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

    Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

    Buy instant access to save your work.

    Already a member? Log in now.

    Search by... Author
    Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

    Oops!

    An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.