Presentation: Access of Rural People Living in Poverty to Local and National Policy Processes

Governmental policies can have a huge impact on people's livelihoods in the form of orienting, limiting or expanding peoples choices, and empowering or dis-empowering these same people. Nevertheless, when a broad-based stakeholder gets involved and participates, the result of both government and outside stakeholder involvement is a more sustainable outcome encouraging better environment, social engagement, and economics.

This presentation is based on AMA Innovation Lab projects for the Poverty Traps Conference. This conference is a gathering point for USAID and other development assistant agencies to connect the poor to economic growth.

This presentation was presented by Khalid El Harizi from IFAD on February 26, 2009 at Washington, DC.