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PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988-2001 8 Targeting aid to the poorest in urban Ethiopia - is it possible? Rapid Urban Appraisal

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Document begins: PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988­2001 8 Targeting aid to the poorest in urban Ethiopia - is it possible? Rapid Urban Appraisal Martin Leach Background Therefore it was to decided to carry out a limited Rapid Urban Appraisal with the aim of Since the demise of the Marxist regime of gaining some specific information on the following issues: Mengistu Haile Mariam in 1991, Ethiopia has embarked on a programme of economic reform. · Characteristics and indicators of poverty: The country has adopted a number of measures How would poorer urban dwellers define such as currency devaluation, market indicators of poverty? What were the liberalisation and the reorganisation of characteristics of the non-poor? government enterprises. Many people are expected to be affected by these changes; some · Identification of the poor: If a specified will gain, others will lose, but the urban poor percentage of the people were to be the are expected to suffer most in the short term. As recipients, would it be possible to identify a response the Government of Ethiopia planned these people? various schemes, including targeted relief · Income level: If income level were a measures for the urban poor. One specific criterion for acceptance on ...

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