Rena, Ravinder and Tesfy, Ghirmai (2006): POVERTY AND MICROFINANCE IN ERITREA – A DISCOURSE. Published in: The Global Journal of Finance and Economics , Vol. 4, No. 2 (18. September 2007): pp. 147-161.
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The poverty levels in Eritrea are alarming. In the light of the escalating nature of poverty, there is an urgent need for a poverty alleviation initiative to reduce miseries of the majority of the poor. An attempt is made in this paper to analyse the incidence of poverty in the country with a particular focus on Agriculture. It also shed a light on the agriculture sector and its crucial role in providing 75 per cent jobs to its people. The paper also delves with the microfinance institutions particularly the Saving and Micro Credit Porgramme and its impact in reducing the poverty. It concludes that microfinance has strong capacity to drive economic growth and poverty reduction in Eritrea.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||POVERTY AND MICROFINANCE IN ERITREA – A DISCOURSE|
|Keywords:||Poverty, Eritrea, agriculture extension, agriculture technology, Microfinance|
|Subjects:||N - Economic History > N8 - Micro-Business History > N87 - Africa; Oceania
Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics > Q1 - Agriculture > Q12 - Micro Analysis of Farm Firms, Farm Households, and Farm Input Markets
Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics > Q1 - Agriculture > Q18 - Agricultural Policy; Food Policy
I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I3 - Welfare and Poverty > I32 - Measurement and Analysis of Poverty
|Depositing User:||Ravinder Rena|
|Date Deposited:||14. Oct 2008 04:54|
|Last Modified:||14. Feb 2013 14:50|
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