This case study was written as a contribution to a project on ‘pro-poor tourism strategies.’ The pro-poor tourism project is collaborative research involving the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), and the Centre for Responsible Tourism at the University Of Greenwich (CRT), together with in-country case study collaborators.

It is funded by the Economic and Social Research Unit (ESCOR) of the UK Department for International Development (DFID). The project reviewed the experience of pro-poor tourism strategies based on six commissioned case studies.

The case studies used a common methodology developed within this project. The case study work was undertaken mainly between September and December 2000.

Findings have been synthesized into a research report and a policy briefing, while the 6 case studies are all available as Working Papers.  The outputs of the project are:

Pro-poor tourism strategies: Making tourism work for the poor. Pro-poor Tourism Report No 1. (60pp) by Caroline Ashley, Dilys Roe and Harold Goodwin, April 2001.

Pro-poor tourism: Expanding opportunities for the poor. PPT Policy Briefing No 1. (4pp). By Caroline Ashley, Harold Goodwin, and Dilys Roe, April 2001.