Institute for Poverty Alleviation and
International Development

Yonsei University
Journal of Poverty Alleviation and International Development

Aims and Scope

Asian Development Perspectives (ADP) is dedicated to the timely publication of original articles related to poverty alleviation and/or international development, broadly conceptualized, in any location globally. Papers of all methodological and disciplinary approaches are welcome, and we particularly encourage submissions examining Asia’s role in these issues.

About ADP

Formerly known as The Journal of Poverty Alleviation and International Development (JPAID), ADP is the English-language peer reviewed journal of South Korea's primary university-based center for research on poverty and development, the Institute for Poverty Alleviation and International Development. It is housed within Yonsei University, one of Korea's leading and most research-intensive universities. ADP is free and an open-access journal. South Korea is one of only a handful of countries that have successfully transitioned from low-income to developed country-status since the end of World War II. In line with this growing global responsibility, and with funding support from the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF-2013S1A5B8A01055336), the Institute of Poverty Alleviation and International Development and Yonsei University produce ADP to provide a venue for rigorous scholarship on development issues that is accessible to a diverse international audience.

E-ISSN 2586-2537,  ISSN 2233-6192,  Publication schedule: 2/year (June & December)

IPAID is supported by a National Research Foundation of Korea grant (NRF-2013S1A5B8A01055336)

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Drills and Diets, Consumption and Conservation – the Role of Primate Meat in Local Diets in and Around Cross River National Park, Nigeria


Pages 1-28

Abstract_ The study uses household level data from four villages in and around Cross River National Park (CRNP), Nigeria to assess the role of primate meat in local livelihoods and diets. Okwangwo is an enclave community within the national park, Butatong houses the CRNP headquarters. Kanyang1 and Abo Ebam are located farther away from the park. 149 respondents were surveyed. Sale of bushmeat contributed 4 percent of total cash income on average, but is important as a source of protein in the context of poorly developed livestock systems. 98 percent of the households ate bushmeat during the past year and 74 percent hunted for consumption. 77 percent ate meat from primates, although this varied from 53 percent in Butatong to 97 percent in Okwangwo. Differences emerge among the villages with less reli...Read more >

Key words_ Bushmeat, Livelihoods, Hunting, Consumption, Conservation, Livestock



What are Good Candidates for Vietnam’s Economic Growth Drivers? A Discussion of Services, Informality and Economies of Scope

Author_ Adam FFORDE

Pages 29-54

Abstract_ This paper argues that more attention to economies of scope, especially in services production is needed to explain patterns of economic growth in Vietnam since the early 1990s. Existing studies have mistakenly focused on industrialization as a key growth driver, when contrary to policy, there has been servicization. By surveying some of the large relevant literature and data and discussing the resulting conceptual tangles, this paper argues that this mistake is in fact extremely common in analyses of global patterns of economic development. Other frameworks are clearly needed; therefore, it also considers the idea that analysis of Vietnam’s economic growth should examine potential for economies of scope in traditional family joint production. It is argued that cultural factors support ra...Read more >

Key words_ Vietnam, Transition, Economic Growth, Structural Change, Services Sector, Globalization, Economies of Scope



Factors Influencing Household Income in Poor Urban Slum Settlements in Bangladesh

Author_ Sanzidur RAHMAN

Pages 55-80

Abstract_ The paper examines the influence of socio-economic factors on monthly total household income in poor urban slum settlements in four secondary cities of Bangladesh (i.e., Tongi, Jessore, Mymensingh and Dinajpur) based on a census survey of 33,049 households using a Tobit model. Results reveal that all levels of education, public sector employment, business, self-employment, homestead land ownership, family size, female occupation and urban agriculture significantly increases income whereas households with female heads, unemployed heads and children under 5 earn significantly less income. Migrant households do not earn significantly less than the local residents. Geographical variation exist as income is significantly higher in Tongi, Jessore and Mymensingh compared to Dinajpur. Policy impli...Read more >

Key words_ Household Income, Urban Slum Settlements, Secondary Cities, Tobit Model, Bangladesh



Purdue University and Catholic Relief Services: A Case Study of University – Non-Governmental Organization Institutional Partnership

Author_ David M. LEEGE and S. Suzanne NIELSEN

Pages 81-106

Abstract_ Collaboration between universities and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) has become more common in international development in recent years. Despite their difference in objectives and structure, both institutions derive benefits from this collaboration, including capacity building, greater access to donor funding and scaled up adoption of technology and innovation in the field. However, most of these relationships are project-based, ad hoc and one-off. As such, they are often subject to frictions common to situations where each institutions’ objectives and interests are not fully transparent. Institutional partnership can help to prevent these tensions from occurring or find solutions quickly when tensions arise. Purdue University and Catholic Relief Services (CRS) have collaborated ...Read more >

Key words_ NGO – University Partnerships for Development; NGO – University Operational Research; NGO-University Engagement; ManagementFunctionality of NGO-University Partnerships for Development; Non-Government Organizations and Development; Universities



Vulnerability to Poverty and Its Determinants in Rural Ethiopia

Author_ Abrham Seyoum TSEHAY

Pages 107-134

Abstract_ This study analyzes the vulnerability to poverty of smallholders in rural Ethiopia using a unique panel dataset, the Ethiopian Rural Household Survey which was collected from 15 peasant Associations covering 1359 households for the years 1994, 1999, 2004 and 2009. Three steps feasible generalized least squares and Principal component approaches are employed for this purpose. The results indicate that smallholders in rural Ethiopia in general are subjected to high levels of vulnerability to poverty as measured by a poverty threshold of 1 USD and a vulnerability threshold of 0. 5 using the consumption based approach. Both poverty incidence and vulnerability to poverty in rural Ethiopia are substantial but have opposite trends across survey rounds. While vulnerability to poverty increases ste...Read more >

Key words_ Vulnerability, Multi-dimensional Indices, Panel Data, Ethiopia



Decolonizing the Postcolonial University? Possibilities and Exigencies with Evidence from Uganda

Author_ James H. MITTELMAN

Pages 1-48

Abstract_ Decades ago, Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o famously raised the question of decolonizing the mind. Scores of postcolonial intellectuals followed with interventions on unmaking the ways that colonial education had bleached people’s stories embodying cultural inheritance and had caused epistemological violence. But the early postcolonial critics left open the issue of how to decolonize a principal site at which successor generations are taught and learn about civilizational values. What does it mean to decolonize the university in Africa? While many academics shared Ngũgĩ’s hopes for indigenizing learning and called for autonomous discourses, translating them into practice proved to be a daunting task. Given powerful global forces and local interests, it becomes a matte...Read more >

Key words_ Higher education, Decolonization, Development, Global South, Globalization, Postcolonial theory


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