oa Botswana Notes & Records - Poverty Alleviation Strategies in Botswana: The Case of Labour-Intensive Public Works Programme (LIPWP)

Volume 36 Number 1
  • ISSN : 0525-5090



Poverty remains one of the most pressing challenges facing many countries, in part because of low cash incomes. In Botswana, 55% of the population and 38% of households live below the poverty datum (BIDPA 1997). In Botswana, frequent droughts is one of the factors that contribute to poverty and low income in rural areas. Labour-intensive public works programmes (LIPWP) are designed as part of poverty alleviation. The aim of this paper is to report on the effect of LIPWP on household livestock assets. It also presents a descriptionptive analysis of the impact of participation in LIPWP on the nutritional status of individual participants and under five-year-old children from the respective households.

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