Click on a panel/paper star to add/remove this to your individual schedule.
You need to be logged in to avail of this functionality. Log in
The panel looks at different aspects of rural development in South Asia and globally, with a focus on the effects of social structures and networks.
This panel brings together a series of papers on rural development. Roughly half the world's population live in rural areas, which continue to be the site of major policy initiatives and social transformations. The papers assembled focus on different aspects of rural development, considering the effects of social structures and networks. Three of the papers look at policy initiatives and their effects on rural areas across South Asia. Included in this is an exploration of financial inclusion in India, land reform in Nepal and land registration in Bangladesh. The fourth paper in the panel examines the urban-rural poverty divide with data from sixty low and middle income countries, and discusses how and why poverty is becoming an increasingly rural phenomenon.