Poverty Reduction, the Private Sector, and Tourism in Mainland Southeast Asia

  • Scott  Hipsher

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About this book


This book explores the issue of poverty reduction within mainland Southeast Asia with a specific focus on the impact of the private sector and tourism. Covering Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, and Yunnan, the book discusses how success in poverty reduction has come about largely through innovation in the private sector, foreign investment and the move toward more market based economic policies as opposed to foreign aid, or interventions by international development programs, to reduce poverty in the region.


Poverty Reduction in Southeast Asia Economic Development in Southeast Asia The Private Sector's role in Southeast Asia Tourism in Southeast Asia Tourism in Cambodia microfinance in poverty reduction Tourism in Laos Tourism in Myanmar Tourism in Thailand Tourism in Vietnam Ethnic Minorities in Southeast Asia preservation of ethnic cultures Tourism in Yunnan

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  • Scott  Hipsher
    • 1
  1. 1.Webster University ThailandBangkokThailand

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