Targeting the Poor: Local Economic Development in Developing Countries

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Spring 2010



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This course treats public-sector policies, programs, and projects that attempt to increase employment through development-promoting measures in the economic realm, through support and regulation. It discusses the types of initiatives, tasks, and environments that are most conducive to equitable outcomes, and emphasizes throughout the understandings gained about why certain initiatives work and others don’t.

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Judith Tendler, and Karin Brandt. 11.471 Targeting the Poor: Local Economic Development in Developing Countries. Spring 2010. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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