Assessing the Role of Tourism in Poverty Alleviation: A Research Agenda

Development Policy Review, 2013

Posted: 8 Jan 2019

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Paul Winters

International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

Leonardo Corral

Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)

Adela Moreda Mora

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: February 7, 2013

Abstract

Understanding the tourism‐poverty link is critical if tourism is to be used as a mechanism for reducing poverty. Yet, the available empirical analysis is insufficient for this. This article proposes a research agenda for closing this gap in the literature. It argues that, while analysing the link poses peculiar challenges, models exist to do so. Second, it contends that the key question is not whether the link exists but under what conditions it is strongest. Finally, it maintains that the best way to analyse the link is to incorporate accurate diagnosis and evaluations into tourism projects, using the approaches and concepts of the literature on impact evaluation.

Suggested Citation

Winters, Paul and Corral, Leonardo and Mora, Adela Moreda, Assessing the Role of Tourism in Poverty Alleviation: A Research Agenda (February 7, 2013). Development Policy Review, 2013, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3306625

Paul Winters (Contact Author)

International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) ( email )

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Leonardo Corral

Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) ( email )

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Washington, DC 20577
United States

Adela Moreda Mora

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