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Shaping policy for development

An overview of Lagoro IDP camp in Kitgum District, northern Uganda, 20 May 2007. Manoocher Deghati/IRIN
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Can tourism offer pro-poor pathways to prosperity?

June 2007
Jonathan Mitchell and Caroline Ashley

This Briefing Paper summarises key findings from a comprehensive review of literature on the impacts that tourism has on poverty.   Findings from many disciplines and destinations build a more comprehensive, though still piecemeal, picture than existed before.   Tourism can have important pro-poor impacts and these can be strengthened by deliberate public policy interventions.  Tourism can affect the poor via three, quite different pathways. But there is not a single destination where poverty impact has been assessed in terms of all three.

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Briefing paper (pdf, 199.53k, 4 pages)