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Options for Rural Poverty Reduction in Central America

Options for Rural Poverty Reduction in Central America, ODIOverseas Development Institute (London) Briefing Paper, Feb 2003, with Richards et al

In the seven countries of Central America, about half the population now lives in urban areas. However, most of the poor still live in rural areas; and rural people are twice as likely to be poor as urban dwellers (Box 1). Migration from rural areas has made a big contribution to rural poverty reduction, up to 75% of the latter by some estimates. However, reducing rural poverty directly is essential if the Millennium Development Goals are to be met................. (see link in title for full article)

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