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Author Abdulai, Abdul-Mumin, author

Title Linking sustainable livelihoods to natural resources and governance : the scale of poverty in the Muslim world / Abdul-Mumin Abdulai, Elmira Shamshiry
Published Singapore : Springer, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (xxiv, 198 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents Preface -- Acknowledgement -- List of tables -- List of figures -- List of boxes -- Chapter 1: Introduction -- Chapter 2: Theory and practice on poverty -- Natural resources and governance -- Chapter 3: Techniques and methods used to investigate muslim world's poverty -- Chapter 4: The incidence and trend of poverty in the muslim world -- Chapter 5: Natural resource endowments and development trend in the muslim world -- Chapter 6: Governance and poverty alleviation in the muslim world -- Chapter 7: Zakat as policy tool to reduce poverty and improve livelihoods -- Chapter 8: Addressing pertinent development questions in the muslim world -- Chapter 9: Toward a practicable development collaboration -- References
Summary This book investigates the current level and trend of poverty in the Muslim World, including selected countries in Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia, East Asia, the Pacific and South America. Authors explore themes of poverty reduction, the extent of natural resource endowments (especially mineral resources) and the influence on social and economic development. Chapters explore theory and practice, including governance and programmes, and take a detailed look at Zakat as a faith-based policy tool, to reduce poverty and improve livelihoods and thus contribute to better environmental stewardship. The final chapters look at development questions in the Muslim World and make policy recommendations, including a proposed multi-dimensional development collaboration model called the Development Collaboration Octagon Model (DeCOM). Readers will discover theoretical explanations of poverty and how poverty hampers the development of many nations because the poor are unable to partake actively in the development process. Poverty indicators and measurement are discussed, and trends of economic growth including productivity, manufacturing, trade patterns, investment and saving activity are all explored: supporting data is presented in tables and figures, throughout this text. Authors explore the potency and success stories of public poverty alleviation strategies and programmes pursued in the Muslim world, especially the extent to which the institution of Zakat has been effectively incorporated into public poverty alleviation strategies. Policy options required to enhance social and economic development are proposed, to help pull the poor out of the poverty trap into the mainstream economy in the Muslim world. This work will appeal to anyone wishing to scrutinise poverty, its parameters and its relationship with the development of countries in the Muslim world. Scholars in the fields of economics, sociology, geography and Islamic studies will all find something of value here
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed July 3, 2014)
Subject Sustainable development -- Islamic countries.
Poverty -- Islamic countries.
Poverty -- Government policy -- Islamic countries.
Form Electronic book
Author Shamshiry, Elmira, author
ISBN 9789812870520 (print)
9789812870537 (electronic bk.)
9812870520 (print)
9812870539 (electronic bk.)