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dc.contributor.author Sem, Taukuheke David en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2014-02-07T14:08:12Z
dc.date.available 2014-02-07T14:08:12Z
dc.date.issued 2010 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11070/480
dc.description.abstract Abstract provided by author en_US
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study is to investigate the levels of poverty in Babylon informal settlement community in Windhoek. Babylon was selected as a case study, since Babylon was amongst the first informal settlement areas to be established in Windhoek. Poverty is a multi-dimensional phenomenon, and it is characterised by lack of power, exposure to risk, malnutrition, high mortality rate, low life expectancy, and insufficient access to socio-economic services, and opportunities for income generation en_US
dc.description.abstract The principal research objectives of the study were:1)To determine the prevailing conditions of poverty of the people living in the Babylon informal settlement community in Windhoek. 2)To identify ways on how to alleviate the poverty of the people living in the Babylon informal settlement community in Windhoek en_US
dc.description.abstract The target population consisted of people living in Babylon informal settlement community. The sample size was 150 heads of household. Out of 150 heads of households, only 100 heads of household were available for interviews. The data was collected with the aid of two instruments, namely a questionnaire and semi structured interviews which were presented in one form of participatory poverty assessment discussions. The data of the study was analysed as follows: issues were arranged in a logical order, and specific issues were clustered into discernable themes, that gave meaning to the data obtained en_US
dc.description.abstract The study concluded that even if poverty were to be totally eradicated, there is still a need to ensure sustainability. The study further found that there is a need to undertake action research and policy review which cut across the economic, social and ecological dimensions for the purpose of sustainable development. Economic challenges are associated with the manner in which society produce and consume goods and services en_US
dc.description.abstract The study recommends that, a Poverty Reduction Strategy for Namibia be reviewed and centred on the 'basic needs' approach of poor people. This approach emphasizes the importance of the involvement and participation of the people in the process of needs identification. Poverty alleviation should be attainment through the provision of health services, education, housing, sanitation, water supply and adequate nutrition. Improvement of basic services should become an integral component of long term sustainable poverty alleviation strategies of these households. en_US
dc.format.extent xiii, 65 p en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.source.uri abstracts/sem2010abs.pdf en_US
dc.source.uri http://wwwisis.unam.na/theses/sem2010.pdf en_US
dc.subject Poverty Namibia en_US
dc.subject Poverty alleviation en_US
dc.subject Poverty social aspects en_US
dc.title A study on poverty alleviation in the informal settlement communities in Windhoek en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.identifier.isis F004-199299999999999 en_US
dc.description.degree Windhoek en_US
dc.description.degree Namibia en_US
dc.description.degree University of Namibia en_US
dc.description.degree Master of Public Administration en_US
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dc.masterFileNumber 3642 en_US

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