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dc.contributor.advisorCrothers, Charles
dc.contributor.advisorOpara, Oksana
dc.contributor.authorDemichelis, Estefania
dc.date.accessioned2014-10-09T20:24:40Z
dc.date.available2014-10-09T20:24:40Z
dc.date.copyright2014
dc.date.created2014
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10292/7718
dc.description.abstractBrazil faces severe structural differences in the economy, society and culture in its territory. The Northeast of Brazil, and specifically the semi-arid, is known for its poverty and for the severe droughts that occur in the region. This dissertation is focussed on the critical analysis of poverty in a typical municipality of the Northeast, Quijingue, mostly rural and underdeveloped. It explores the factors that lock up people in poverty: the climate, isolation, culture, society and education. Key findings highlight the urgent need for policies related to infrastructure, education and work. The necessity for investment in infrastructure to improve the allocation of natural resources to be better prepare for droughts. The access to education has been ameliorated; conversely, the curricula is not competitive enough. Furthermore, the indifference of politicians and the landowners’ abuses contribute to sustain poverty and unequal living conditions. During the last two decades the Government of Brazil has taken action to reduce poverty. At an international level, Brazil implemented the Millennium Development Goals. Despite the good initiative and effort, there is still lack of measurement in municipalities to correctly understand the situation of the needy in rural areas. At a national level, Brazil is committed to reducing poverty through the execution of public policies such as Bolsa Familia, Projovem and Un Milhão de Cisternas. Notwithstanding the positive outcomes that the latter signify, there is still a wealth of improvements in many areas, through more effective public policies that will make a qualitative difference.en_NZ
dc.language.isoenen_NZ
dc.publisherAuckland University of Technology
dc.subjectQuijingueen_NZ
dc.subjectNortheasten_NZ
dc.subjectPovertyen_NZ
dc.subjectDevelopmenten_NZ
dc.subjectSemi-ariden_NZ
dc.subjectDroughten_NZ
dc.titleDeveloping with the drought. Poverty in the Northeast of Brazilen_NZ
dc.typeThesis
thesis.degree.grantorAuckland University of Technology
thesis.degree.levelMasters Dissertations
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts in Policy Studiesen_NZ
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dc.rights.accessrightsOpenAccess
dc.date.updated2014-10-09T14:27:34Z


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