Qualitative Indicators of Poverty Alleviation

Contracting authority (client):

Marie Curie Research Grant of the European Union under the 7th Research Framework Program

Project description:

The role of tourism in poverty alleviation in Least Developed Countries (LDC) and Developing Countries (DC) has been a major concern for various development agencies, including the EU, in the last four decades in line with aims to reduce and eliminate poverty globally.

Over the years awareness has grown that tourism development does not necessarily lead to poverty reduction, because increased revenues are reduced by leakages and do not necessarily trickle down to the poorest in receiving countries, but remain with international and local elites or benefit mostly the richest in host societies (Blake et al. 2008). As a result alternative forms of tourism have been proposed and developed to tackle poverty.

Field of work:

Tourist room semantics and tourism spaces

Contact:

Dr. Fabian Frenzel
fabian.frenzel@uni-potsdam.de