First in a group of three volumes resulting from a global
consultation and research effort. A multi-country research initiative
to understand poverty from the eyes of the poor, the Voices of the
Poor project was undertaken to inform the World Bank's
activities and the World Development Report 2000/2001. Voices
of the Poor marks the first time such an exercise has been
undertaken in so many developing countries and transition economies
around the world.
— Volume 1, Can Anyone Hear Us? gathers the voices of
over 40,000 poor women and men in 50 countries from the World
Bank's participatory poverty assessments (Deepa Narayan, Raj Patel,
Kai Schafft, Anne Rademacher, and Sarah Koch-Schulte, authors).
— Volume 2, Crying Out for Change pulls together new field
work conducted in 1999 in 23 countries (Deepa Narayan, Robert Chambers,
Meera Shah, and Patti Petesch, authors).
— Volume 3, From Many Lands offers regional patterns and
country case-studies (Deepa Narayan and Patti Petesch, editors).
Voices of the Poor provides a unique and detailed picture of
the life of the poor and explains the constraints poor people face to
escape from poverty in a way that more traditional survey techniques do
not capture well. Each of the three volumes demonstrates the importance
of voice and power in poor people's definition of poverty.
Voices of the Poor concludes that we need to expand our
conventional views of poverty which focus on income expenditure,
education, and health to include measures of voice and empowerment.
A copublication of the World Bank and Oxford University Press.
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