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Growth, Distribution, and Poverty in Africa : Messages from the 1990s

POVERTY MEASUREMENT ECONOMIC GROWTH ECONOMIC POLICY MACROECONOMIC STABILITY ACCESS TO LAND EDUCATIONAL LEVEL SOCIAL PROTECTION SYSTEMS ACCESS TO HEALTH SERVICES HEALTH STATISTICS HOUSEHOLD WELFARE INDICATORS LIVING STANDARDS INDICATORS INCOME LEVELS MALNUTRITION HUMAN DEVELOPMENT POVERTY INCIDENCE MACROECONOMIC REFORM POVERTY REDUCTION INCOME DISTRIBUTION INSTITUTIONAL CHANGE ACQUIRED IMMUNODEFICIENCY SYNDROME AGGREGATE ANALYSIS AGGREGATE LEVEL ASSET INDEX AVERAGE POVERTY CHILD NUTRITION CONSUMPTION DISTRIBUTION CONSUMPTION GROWTH CONSUMPTION INEQUALITY CONSUMPTION POVERTY COUNTRY ESTIMATES CPI CROSS-COUNTRY ANALYSIS DATA SETS DATA SOURCES DEVELOPING COUNTRIES DEVELOPMENT INDICATORS DISTRIBUTIONAL CHANGE ECONOMIC CHANGE ECONOMIC CONDITIONS ECONOMIC DECLINE ECONOMIC GROWTH ECONOMIC MANAGEMENT ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES ECONOMIC POLICY ESCAPE POVERTY EXPLAINING CHANGES FOOD CONSUMPTION GINI COEFFICIENT GROWTH ELASTICITY GROWTH PATH GROWTH RATES GROWTH REGRESSIONS HEADCOUNT POVERTY HEADCOUNT RATIO HEALTH SURVEY HEALTH SURVEYS HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS HOUSEHOLD CONSUMPTION HOUSEHOLD EXPENDITURES HOUSEHOLD LEVEL HOUSEHOLD SURVEY HUMAN CAPITAL HUMAN DEVELOPMENT IMMUNODEFICIENCY INCOME DATA INCOME DISTRIBUTION INCOME DISTRIBUTIONS INCOME INEQUALITY INCOME POVERTY INCOME QUINTILES INCREASING INEQUALITY INEQUALITY MEASURES INEQUALITY WILL INFANT MORTALITY INSTITUTIONAL CHANGE INTERNATIONAL TRADE LIVING STANDARDS LONG-TERM GROWTH MACROECONOMIC POLICIES MACROECONOMIC POLICY MACROECONOMIC REFORMS MALARIA MALNUTRITION MEAN CONSUMPTION MEAN EXPENDITURE MEAN INCOME MEAN INCOME GROWTH MEAN INCOMES NATIONAL INCOME NUTRITION POLICY REFORMS POLICY VOLATILITY POLITICAL INSTABILITY POLITICAL REFORMS POLITICAL STABILITY POOR HOUSEHOLDS POOR PEOPLE POPULATION GROUPS POVERTY CHANGE POVERTY CHANGES POVERTY DYNAMICS POVERTY GAP POVERTY HEADCOUNT POVERTY LINE POVERTY LINES POVERTY MEASURE POVERTY OUTCOMES POVERTY REDUCTION POVERTY REDUCTION STRATEGIES POVERTY REDUCTION STRATEGY POVERTY TRENDS PRIMARY SCHOOL PRIMARY SCHOOLS PRIVATE CONSUMPTION PRO-POOR PRO-POOR GROWTH PRODUCERS PUBLIC SERVICES PURCHASING POWER PURCHASING POWER PARITY RELATIVE IMPORTANCE RISK FACTORS RULE OF LAW RURAL HOUSEHOLDS RURAL POVERTY SOCIAL CAPITAL SOCIAL EXCLUSION SOCIAL PROTECTION STATE INTERVENTION SUSTAINABLE POVERTY TERMS OF TRADE URBAN AREAS WELFARE MEASURE
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Washington, DC: World Bank
Africa
2013-08-20T17:24:21Z | 2013-08-20T17:24:21Z | 2002

This book synthesizes, and elaborates on the results of a series of country studies, completed under the Poverty Dynamics in Africa Initiative, organized by the Africa Region of the Bank. These studies made use of vastly improved household survey data, which have enhanced understanding of African poverty dynamics during the past decade. The book examines the main factors behind observed poverty changes in eight countries - Ethiopia, Ghana, Madagascar, Mauritania, Nigeria, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. After reviewing the trends in income poverty and other, more direct measures of well-being (such as education, health, and nutrition), the authors go beyond the aggregate numbers, and highlight the insights to be gained from unraveling the microeconomic data. These data reveal systematic distributional effects, linking growth and poverty, which lead to some groups' gaining from episodes of economic growth, and others being left behind. It further describes those groups left behind, and calls for public action to ensure that all poor Africans gain from future economic growth.

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