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From Conflict to Recovery in Africa$
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Tony Addison

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780199261031

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261031.001.0001

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From Humanitarian Assistance to Poverty Reduction in Angola

From Humanitarian Assistance to Poverty Reduction in Angola

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(p.32) (p.33) 3 From Humanitarian Assistance to Poverty Reduction in Angola
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From Conflict to Recovery in Africa
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MÁrio Adauta De sousa

Tony Addison

BjÖrn Ekman

Åsa Stenman

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261031.003.0003

This chapter discusses how to focus public policy on poverty reduction during wartime and in peace. It begins by discussing poverty and income inequality in Angola. It then discusses the need for firm priorities to direct resources to their best uses in poverty reduction. It then examines Angola's social fund, an initiative that has responded to community needs in a way that holds lessons for reforming the state bureaucracy. It concludes by highlighting the relationship between regional inequalities and conflict and the need to rebuild confidence in Angola's institutions.

Keywords:   public policy, poverty reduction, poverty, income inequality, Angola, social fund, inequalities

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