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Can tourism offer pro-poor pathways to prosperity?

Briefing/policy papers

This Briefing Paper summarises key findings from a comprehensive review of literature on the impacts that tourism has on poverty.   Findings from many disciplines and destinations build a more comprehensive, though still piecemeal, picture than existed before.   Tourism can have important pro-poor impacts and these can be strengthened by deliberate public policy interventions.  Tourism can affect the poor via three, quite different pathways. But there is not a single destination where poverty impact has been assessed in terms of all three.

Jonathan Mitchell and Caroline Ashley