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Trade Liberalisation, Poverty and Livelihoods: Understanding the linkages

Nazneen Kanji, Stephanie Barrientos

Report/paper, 50 pages

This paper reviews and assesses the key analytical approaches that are used to understand the linkages between trade and poverty, with a view to understanding their linkages in the context of Sub-Saharan Africa.

Explores two main perspectives: mainstream economics takes an aggregate approach, measures poverty primarily on the basis of income, and is generally positive about the impacts of trade liberalisation on poverty. A wider socio-economic, livelihoods perspective focuses on micro-level complexity, employs multi-dimensional concepts of poverty and is less positive about the impact of trade liberalisation on poverty.

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  • IIED code: 9177IIED
  • Published: 2002 - IDS
  • Area: Africa
  • Theme: Sustainable markets
  • ISBN: 1-85864-426-7
  • Language: English

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