The mobilising potential of anti-poverty programmes

The mobilising potential of anti-poverty programmes

Routes to action and organisation

Paper aims to develop a set of concepts and a language to help understand better how "external agencies" could contribute to the (collective) empowerment of poor people through the ways in which they design, organise, and implement anti-poverty programmes

The authors argue for the adoption of indirect methods of encouraging the poor to mobilise politically around pro-poor agendas and movements. These indirect methods focus on creating an enabling institutional environment

Examines two contrasting successful case studies: rural water supply in Nepal, and the Employement Guarantee scheme in Maharashtra, India.