|Journal Article - International Journal of Innovative Research and Development
|Conceptualising Poverty in Poverty Reduction Projects: Experience from the South West Region of Cameroon
The outcome of poverty reduction projects (PRPs) largely depends on the way poverty is conceptualized. Research has shown
that there are usually discrepancies in the way poverty is conceptualized in PRPs and the way poor women and men perceive
poverty. Using empirical data, this paper highlights the fact that this difference in the conceptualization of poverty negatively
affects the success of PRPs. The paper contributes to the debate that to increase the success rate of poverty reduction projects,
poverty has to be conceptualized from the point of view of the poor.
|Cameroon - Recensement Général de la Population et de l'Habitat 2005