This presentation argues that there is a need to consider poverty
reduction in Rwanda through the lens of a chronic poverty perspective.
Inequality and continued persistent deep-rooted poverty among
(large) marginalised groups are a serious risk to stability
there is a lot of chronic poverty in Rwanda, experience of other
countries, notably Uganda, current policy discussions are not
considering this, and there are serious risks.
there is more than enough evidence to make this case now, and now is
an appropriate time to be raising these issues in Rwanda.
Chronic Poverty in Rwanda: focusing on chronic poverty, presented at Staying Poor: Chronic Poverty and Development Policy, Institute for Development Policy and Management, University of Manchester, 7-9 April 2003. Chronic Poverty Research Centre (CPRC), Manchester, UK, 13 pp.