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The Africa Program and the Conflict Prevention Project at the Woodrow Wilson Center cosponsored a discussion on "The Dynamics of Poverty in Post-Genocide Rwanda" with Philip Verwimp, Poverty Economist in the World Bank's Rwanda office. In the mid-nineties, Rwanda experienced successive waves of civil war, genocide, mass population displacement, and incursion, all of which have had a deep impact on poverty.
This presentation used data from household surveys to compare poverty before and after the genocide. Dr. Verwimp is co-founder of the international Households in Conflict Network (HiCN), which brings together researchers interested in the micro-economic and econometric analysis of the relationship between violent conflict and household behavior.
Dick McCall, Director of the Communities in Transition Division at Creative Associates International, Inc. joined Dr. Verwimp as discussant. The discussion was moderated by Louise Mushikiwabo, international coordinator for Remembering Rwanda, a worldwide network whose objective is to sustain the memory and lessons of the Rwandan genocide.