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Social and Economic Geography. 2015, 1(1), 37-43
DOI: 10.12691/seg-1-1-6
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How Poorest of the Poor Strategy Promotes Community Driven Livelihood Model in Andhra Pradesh, India: A Study with Forward Looking

Katamgari Balaiah1,

1Prime Minister’s Rural Development Fellow, Planning Department, Government of Andhra Pradesh, Hyderabad, India

Pub. Date: May 05, 2015

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Katamgari Balaiah. How Poorest of the Poor Strategy Promotes Community Driven Livelihood Model in Andhra Pradesh, India: A Study with Forward Looking. Social and Economic Geography. 2015; 1(1):37-43. doi: 10.12691/seg-1-1-6


An attempt has been made to assess the different dimensions of the Poorest of the Poor Strategy to understand that how translated its strategy into field actions. More than a decade of factual experiences in addressing the last-mile issues of the poorest of the poor in Andhra Pradesh, the Society for Elimination of Rural Poverty is now about to realize that in most situations, poverty is best reduced by helping people help themselves. Poor households need more attention and gradual support in promoting the community driven livelihood to help them escape from the extreme poverty. Therefore, Andhra Pradesh developed a decentralized Poorest of the Poor Strategy to create an enabling environment for self driven-livelihood activities. The study highlights program’s coverage, impact, challenges faced in implantation with community driven sprit. It argues that t this strategy has slipped into the bureaucracy controlled environment. The study also raises its concerns for remedies for sustainable community driven livelihood.

community-driven livelihood village organizations economic and social capital

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