The article summarizes research results concerning policies implemented at local government level aimed at preventing and combating social exclusion and poverty. Findings of research have confirmed the main thesis that activities of the local government in this field should be regarded as not very effective. This is mainly caused by concentration of resources for helping those in deep exclusion. Additionally, the scope of assistance per an excluded person and his or her family usually does not allow for a meaningful improvement of their situation and for leaving exclusion.
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