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Background and Introduction

Peter Svedberg

in Poverty and Undernutrition

Published in print October 2000 | ISBN: 9780198292685
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191596957 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198292686.003.0001

Series: WIDER Studies in Development Economics

 Background and Introduction

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In this introductory chapter, a road map of the contents of the book is provided. The reasons for focusing the investigation of poverty and undernutrition on countries in sub‐Saharan Africa and South Asia, with contrasts to developing countries in other parts of the world, are given. The main objectives and limitations in the scope of the book are spelt out.

Keywords: Africa; Asia; developing countries; poverty; undernutrition

Chapter.  5964 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Economic Development and Growth

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