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Poverty, Inequality, and Innovation in the Global South

Palgrave Macmillan

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  • Analyzes the experiences learned in practice especially among small holder farmers to eradicate poverty

  • Discusses practical solutions which small scale farmers can use to alleviate poverty and reduce inequality

  • Addresses the issue of inclusive and sustainability of projects leading to the notion of not leaving anyone behind

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Table of contents (16 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Perceptions of Inequality in an Informal Settlement in Durban, South Africa

    • Oliver Mtapuri, Andrew Emmanuel Okem
    Pages 13-34
  3. The Sankofa Methodology: A Pan-African Approach to Poverty Alleviation

    • Tapiwa Muzerengi, Shepherd Gudyani
    Pages 203-226
  4. Rural Women’s Perceptions of Poverty and Inequality in Mungwi District, Zambia

    • Tobias Mubanga Mutale, Oliver Mtapuri
    Pages 307-344
  5. An Investigation into the Nexus Between Innovation and Inequality in Sub-Saharan Africa

    • Barry Ibrahima, Andrew Emmanuel Okem, Julien Reysz
    Pages 345-360
  6. Back Matter

    Pages 361-367

About this book

This edited volume analyzes the experiences learned in practice especially among small holder farmers to eradicate poverty. In other words, it discusses practical solutions which small scale farmers can use to alleviate poverty and reduce inequality. This addresses the issue of inclusive and sustainability of projects leading to the notion of not leaving anyone behind. The book provides insights that can be translated into policy with potential to inform practice. It also has the potential to address the issue of rural urban migration by providing knowledge that is usable by small scale farmers, policy makers and entrepreneurs alike. The volume is written by authors from different countries, Nigeria, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe, indicating the commonality of the problems of poverty and inequality. It contains insights from all these countries assembled together into an amalgam of practices ready to use and implement informed by evidence from the field as most of the chapters are based on empirical data.

Keywords

  • poverty
  • africa
  • global south
  • development
  • Innovation

Reviews

This book offers a systematic examination of poverty, inequality, and innovation from a perspective of the Global South. It examines and foregrounds historical backgrounds, context, measurements, policies, programmes, approaches to services including continuous monitoring and evaluation processes. The book also reflects on proposing that public policies should be based on rigorously and scientifically established evidence. (--Mulugeta F. Dinbabo, Professor of Development Studies, University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa)

A brilliant book on the nexus between poverty, inequality, innovation and development. The book opens new vistas and fresh pathways for Africa’s development steeped in lived experiences from the Global South. (-- Prof Saumya Chakrabarti, Phd Professor Of Economics Visva-Bharati (University), Santiniketan, India.)

Editors and Affiliations

  • Durban, South Africa

    Oliver Mtapuri

About the editor

Oliver Mtapuri is Professor at the School of Built Environment and Development Studies, ​University of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. 

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Poverty, Inequality, and Innovation in the Global South

  • Editors: Oliver Mtapuri

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-21841-5

  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Cham

  • eBook Packages: Political Science and International Studies, Political Science and International Studies (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2023

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-031-21840-8Published: 04 March 2023

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-031-21843-9Due: 18 March 2024

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-031-21841-5Published: 03 March 2023

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XXIV, 367

  • Number of Illustrations: 4 b/w illustrations, 18 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: African Politics

Buy it now

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eBook USD 99.00
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Hardcover Book USD 129.99
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  • Durable hardcover edition
  • Dispatched in 3 to 5 business days
  • Free shipping worldwide - see info

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