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Pro-poor growth : A primer, Volume 1
Author:Ravallion, Martin; Country:World;
Date Stored:2004/06/09Document Date:2004/03/01
Document Type:Policy Research Working PaperSubTopics:Poverty Reduction Strategies; Achieving Shared Growth; Governance Indicators; Economic Conditions and Volatility; Health Monitoring & Evaluation; Inequality; Services & Transfers to Poor; Public Health Promotion
Language:EnglishRegion:The World Region
Report Number:WPS3242Collection Title:Policy, Research working paper ; no. WPS3242
Volume No:1  

Summary: These days it seems that almost everyone in the development community is talking about "pro-poor growth." What exactly is it, and how can we measure it? Is ordinary economic growth always "pro-poor growth" or is that some special kind of growth? And if it is something special, what makes it happen? The author first reviews alternative approaches to defining and measuring "pro-poor growth." He then analyzes evidence on whether growth is pro-poor, what factors make it more pro-poor (including the role played by both initial inequality and changing inequality), and whether the factors that make the distribution of the gains from growth pro-poor come at a cost to growth. The author identifies some priorities for future research.

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