Growth, Inequality, and Poverty: Prospects for Pro-Poor Economic Development

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precision of estimates, in a way which is quickly and intuitively absorbed also by non-technical audiences. Such detailed geographical profiles of poverty can inform a wide variety of debates and deliberations, amongst policy-makers as well as civil society.

We have finally noted that perceptions as to the importance of geographical dimensions of poverty are themselves dependent on the degree of spatial disaggregation of available estimates of poverty. The smaller the localities into which a country can be broken down, the more likely it is, that one will conclude that geography matters.


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  • Unu World Institute for Development Economics Research (Unu/Wider) ii
  • Growth, Inequality, and Poverty iii
  • Contents v
  • List of Figures vii
  • List of Tables ix
  • List of Acronyms and Abbreviations xi
  • List of Contributors xiii
  • Acknowledgements xvi
  • Introduction 1
  • References 12
  • 1: Economic Policy, Distribution, and Poverty 13
  • References 28
  • Appendix 57
  • References 59
  • 3: Growth, Inequality, and Poverty 62
  • 4: The Growth Elasticity of Poverty 81
  • Appendix 102
  • References 105
  • 6: Growth, Distribution, and Poverty Reduction 107
  • References 123
  • Appendix: Method and Sources 149
  • References 151
  • References 175
  • 9: Twin Peaks 176
  • 9.6 Conclusion 194
  • 10: A Decomposition of Inequality and Poverty Changes in the Context of Macroeconomic Adjustment 197
  • References 220
  • References 249
  • References 271
  • Index 277
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