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Can Africa Reduce Poverty by Half by 2015? The Case for a Pro-Poor Growth Strategy


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Title: Can Africa Reduce Poverty by Half by 2015? The Case for a Pro-Poor Growth Strategy
Authors: Shimeles, Abebe
Bigsten, Arne
Issue Date: 2005
University: Göteborg University. School of Business, Economics and Law
Extent: 24 pages
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Publication type: Report
Series/Report no.: Working Papers in Economics, nr 177
Keywords: Poverty; pro-poor growth; millennium development goals; Africa
Abstract: This study uses simulations to explore the possibility of halving the percentage of people living in extreme poverty in Africa by 2015. A pro-poor growth-scenario and a constant-inequality scenario are compared. It is shown that initial levels of inequality and mean per capita income determine the cumulative growth and inequalityreduction required to achieve the target. The trade-off between growth and inequality varies greatly among countries and their policy-choices are thus quite different. I... more
ISSN: 1403-2465
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/2743
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