Tourism as a tool for poverty reduction in southern Africa - Project

The Project

This project aims to investigate tourism as a tool for poverty reduction in southern Africa. This is an important, timely theme as ending poverty is one of the United Nations’ Global Goals and tourism is promoted in Africa for this purpose.

Tourism is a powerful vehicle for poverty reduction as it has the potential to benefit local businesses in rural areas and provide income to disadvantaged groups (e.g. by employing women and low-skilled labour). However, the benefits from tourism are not automatic and therefore policy-makers should make a concerned effort to ensure that tourism does not only benefit the affluent parts of the economy. The research project will involves three innovative, small projects that assess the impact of tourism on poverty reduction.

The project is funded by the British Academy through the Newton Mobility Grant Scheme (Award reference NG160321).

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