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Assessing how tourism revenues reach the poor

Briefing/policy papers

This Briefing Paper summarises findings from recent analyses of tourism value chaines from a pro-poor perspective.  It illustrates that diagnostic tools such as local economic mapping and value chain analysis can be usefully applied to service sectors, and to explicitly assist in identifying poverty-targeted interventions, not just value chain competitiveness.  Findings from recent studies indicate that the share of destination level revenue accruing to the poor varies widely according to context, ranging from as low as 5% to over 25%.

Caroline Ashley and Jonathan Mitchell