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Participants' Action Plans 67 Page v Foreword This document is one of a series reporting on policy seminars organized by the Economic Development Institute of the World Bank. Policy seminars provide a forum for an informal exchange of ideas and experiences among policymakers from different countries, leading experts in development, and World Bank staff, with respect to major issues of development policy. Policy Seminar Reports focus on issues raised during seminars that may be of interest to a wider audiences.

Poverty is primarily a rural phenomenon, and correlates directly with family size and inversely with the number of earners in a household. Poverty is highest among female headed households and the landless A sharp distinction must also be made between those who are chronically poor and those who are temporarily poor. Those who are chronically poor would be poor even in a world free of market distortions of any kind, and even if they made the best of their opportunities. Those who are temporarily poor are poor because of the distortions or market imperfections of their inability to avail of the opportunities open to them.

Rural developmentDeveloping countriesCongresses.  Rural poorDeveloping countriesCongresses.  Series. 1'412'091724dc20 192-23284 CIP EDI Catalog No. 070/010 ISSN 1012-490X Page iii Contents Foreword v 1. Introduction and Overview 1 2. Review of Asian Experience in Poverty Alleviation 5 3. Macroeconomic Policies and Poverty 10 4. Agricultural Planning and Sector Policies 15 5. Poverty and Access to Resources 20 6. Gender and Rural Poverty 30 7. Beneficiary Participation: Involving the Poor in Project Design and Implementation 37 8.

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