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Tackling Poverty with Social Funds. Edition No. 1

  • ID: 1909893
  • November 2008
  • 108 Pages
  • VDM Publishing House
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Poverty is persistent in Caribbean countries like
Jamaica, manifesting itself in hunger and
malnutrition, substandard housing, high rates of
teenage pregnancy, poor educational outcomes, and
appalling levels of crime and violence. Tackling
Poverty with Social Funds explores a strategy that
engages citizens in small-scale projects designed to
address public poverty issues, improve community
living standards, and enhance the quality of life.
The book focuses in part on citizen participation
and social capital, analyzing the extent to which a
social fund prepares a community to meet its own
needs and solve its own problems. Marked by a rich,
detailed description of stakeholder involvement in
community-driven development, the book offers
interesting insights into the character of civic and
social life in local communities. It makes a
compelling case for an integrated approach to
development based on partnerships among the state,
private sector, and civil society. This book should
be of special interest to social development
planners and practitioners, as well as researchers
in the social welfare and community development

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Glenn, Bowen.
Glenn A. Bowen, MBA (St. Thomas University, Miami, FL, USA);
Ph.D. (Florida International University, Miami, FL, USA). Former
teacher, newspaper and broadcast journalist, and public
relations executive; currently Caribbean researcher and Director
of Service Learning, Western Carolina University (Cullowhee, NC,

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