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Empowerment and equity

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Equity and empowerment underpin poverty reduction. They are also important in improving "enabling environments" for poverty reduction and pro‐poor growth because they can increase access to opportunities and enhance democratic processes. Some equity challenges constitute discrimination and structural barriers to empowerment. Donors can support the marginalised, build the capacity of civil society and support decentralised government. Donors must build broad‐based alliances, working with non‐traditional partners and fostering networks. Explicit attention to equity and empowerment reduces the likelihood of unforeseen negative effects and places principles of fairness and social justice clearly at the heart of the work of development agencies.
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Document Type: Review Article

Publication date: 01 April 2012

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