Mainstreaming Globalisation in Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers in the Asia-Pacific Region

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Jeet Sapkota

Kwansei Gakuin University; University of Tsukuba, Masters Program in Peace and Development Through Sport

Date Written: October 18, 2011

Abstract

This paper examines the extent to which the key elements of globalisation, such as international trade, investments, foreign aid, transnational labour migration and tourism have been mainstreamed into the Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers (PRSPs) in the Asia-Pacific region. Using a content analysis, the paper finds that trade openness gained the highest priority in the PRSPs, followed by foreign investment, aid, tourism and, lastly, migration. As transnational migration of low-skilled workers brings higher benefits to poorer countries, further research is essential to find out the reasons behind the fact that this issue is being given the lowest priority in the PRSPs.

Keywords: Content Analysis, Aid effectiveness, Poverty reduction strategy papers, Key elements of globalization, and Migration of unskilled labor

JEL Classification: O2, O57

Suggested Citation

Sapkota, Jeet, Mainstreaming Globalisation in Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers in the Asia-Pacific Region (October 18, 2011). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2576469

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