01 Nov Poverty in Afghan Policy: Enhancing Solutions through Better Defining the Problem
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|Authors||Paula Kantor, Adam Pain|
|Theme||Social Protection and Livelihoods|
|Date of Publication||November 01, 2010|
Over the past few years, Afghan policymakers have put aside strategies encouraging pro-poor growth in favour of solutions that focus on expanding GDP. In addition, existing solutions to poverty are becoming increasingly technically-oriented and fail to take local social realities and power structures into account. This briefing paper calls for policymakers and programmers to refocus on poverty and its social causes as a way to ensure that efforts to improve the lives of rural Afghans meet with lasting success.