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Reducing Rural Poverty in Asia provides evidence-based guidelines for policymakers in developing countries, for researchers focusing on development problems, and for the international development assistance community in the continuing search for ways to effectively reduce poverty in the developing world. Detailed examinations are clearly presented on the efforts for poverty alleviation through microenterprise development and rural public employment programs that focus on public works and household/small-scale industries. Asia-based case studies of various microenterprises and rural public employment projects reveal important policy mechanisms and the effectiveness of each poverty reduction measure. Tables, figures, and relevant glossaries make unfamiliar terms and difficult information easy to understand.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Poverty -- Government policy -- Asia.
Rural poor -- Government policy -- Asia.
Economic assistance, Domestic -- Asia.
Small business -- Government policy -- Asia.
Public service employment -- Asia.
Rural development -- Government policy -- Asia.