DOI: 10.17265/2159-5542/2017.11.002
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Sharon Handongwe

Abstract: A study conducted in 2011 showed that the "rural poverty rates in Zambia have remained very high, at 80%, over the past decade and a half, whilst urban poverty rates have declined, from 49% in 1991 to 34% in 2006". This is from a population of approximately 15, 580,199. Specific accelerators are therefore required in the form of policy changes and targeted rural investments if Zambia is to achieve the target of reducing poverty levels by half in 2015. Extreme poverty in Zambia is concentrated in rural areas. R…

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