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CAIRO BOOKS's Description
Development cannot be imposed from the outside. It has to happen from within.
This groundbreaking book from South Asia shows how homegrown experiments can be
scaled up to transform the lives of millions of poor women and men in the
developing world. Here are stories of development ideas that work—and of the
visionary individuals who were determined to see them succeed. These
achievements have taken place against all odds, in countries struggling with
widespread corruption, weak governance, minimal infrastructure, deep-rooted
social divisions, and poorly functioning judicial systems. South Asian
economies are booming, yet millions are still excluded from participation in
this growth. This book offers valuable lessons in how to make markets and
services work to benefit poor people directly, enhancing their dignity and
freedom of choice. Written by program insiders, these case studies show how
governments, nongovernmental organizations, and the private sector can initiate
change, learning, expanding and adapting as they go. 'Ending Poverty in South
Asia' is an essential tool for policy makers, social scientists, and
development practitioners—indeed for all who are interested in tackling poverty
and growth issues from the bottom up.