Macroeconomic Policy and Poverty Reduction in Africa

AERC Senior Policy Seminar V, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, February 2002

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Matthew Cummins is Social and Economic Policy Specialist, Division of Policy and Practice, UNICEF. Sólrún Engilbertsdóttir is Policy Analyst at the Social Policy and Economic Analysis Unit, Division of Policy and Practice, UNICEF. Gaspar Fajth is Regional Social Policy Advisor at UNICEF’s Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Office. for conducting policy-oriented research on low-income countries; but their agenda, for most of the past decades, has been largely biased–in some cases because of the failure to consider poverty reduction in itself as a legitimate target for macroeconomic policy, and in others because of an excessive focus on microeconomic and measurement issues. Poverty reduction, or poverty alleviation, is a set of measures, both economic and humanitarian, that are intended to permanently lift people out of poverty. Measures, like those promoted by Henry George in his economics classic Progress and Poverty, are those that raise, or are intended to raise. ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: viii, pages: illustrations ; 23 cm: Contents: 1. Introduction to Macroeconomic Policy, Growth and Proverty Reduction / Terry McKinley Macroeconomic Reform and Employment: An Investment-Led Strategy of Structural Adjustment in Sub-Saharan Africa / Keith Griffin Macroeconomic Policy for Growth, with .

Attending to Village Level Poverty Traps in Poverty Reduction Strategies Brent Swallow Part Six: Macro-micro linkages in rural povery reduction policies Macroeconomic Policy and Effects on Rural Poverty Reduction HKR Amani Connecting PRSPs and Decentralization of Government Godfrey Bahiigwa and Robert James This volume explores the various linkages between financial development, institutions, growth and poverty reduction in low-income and transition countries. It is the result of a two-year research project undertaken by UNU-WIDER, and the strong range of contributions present a significant variety of experiences in this important research area. The book contains both cross-country and panel. This study confirms a strong and robust relationship between economic growth and poverty reduction in Sub-Saharan Africa. Employing a panel of 46 countries covering the period , the analysis finds that a 10 percent increase in per capita GDP leads to a 1 percent increase in life expectancy, a percent decline in infant mortality rates, and a 3 and on-half - 4 perecent increase in the. With these objectives of poverty reduction in mind, this raises the question of what instruments are best suited in achieving these objectives. As a comprehensive overview of all the main policy instruments associated with poverty reduction is well beyond the scope of this paper, the following section will concentrate on the importance of.

Despite Africa’s widespread economic and social welfare accomplishments, the region’s challenges remain daunting: Economic growth has slowed in recent years. Poverty rates in many countries are the highest in the world. And notably, the number of poor in Africa is rising because of population growth. This volume’s analysis, which focuses on Sub-Saharan Africa, reveals that agriculture does deliver more poverty reduction than other sectors, especially in the lower-income countries, because it has strong links with other sectors and because poor people participate more in growth from agriculture than in growth from other sectors. Note: If you're looking for a free download links of Policy, Politics and Poverty in South Africa (Developmental Pathways to Poverty Reduction) Pdf, epub, docx and torrent then this site is not for you. only do ebook promotions online and we does not distribute any free download of ebook on this site.

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This book is an edited volume which contains empirical studies on determinants of poverty and its reduction in Africa.

It looks at multidimensional measures of poverty, production and productivity-related factors, policies influencing poverty and random, hazardous but preventive factors influencing poverty levels and their Edition: 1st Edition. Macroeconomic Policy and Poverty Reduction: This pamphlet excerpts a chapter on macroeconomic policy from the Poverty Reduction Policy Source book, a guide prepared by the World Bank and IMF to assist countries in developing and strengthening their poverty reduction strategies.

This pamphlet excerpts a chapter on macroeconomic policy from the Poverty Reduction Policy Source book, a guide prepared by the World Bank and IMF to assist countries in developing and strengthening their poverty reduction strategies.

This book examines poverty and related issues and aims to advance the development of new tools and measurement of multidimensional poverty and poverty reduction policy analysis.

The book covers a wide range of issues, including determinants and causes of poverty and its changes. Macroeconomic policies and poverty reduction.

in preparation for the International Conference on Political Economy of Agricultural Policy in Africa. This is an initial sketch towards the Author: Carlos Castel-Branco. Macro and micro perspectives of growth and poverty in Africa (English) Abstract.

This article reviews trends in poverty, economic policies, and growth in a sample of African countries during the s, drawing on the better household data now by: For two decades, Africa’s strong economic growth has paved the way for poverty reduction.

Nevertheless, high chronic poverty levels persist, and the gap between income groups in terms of human capital and access to basic services is by: 1. Why has poverty in Africa stayed so stubbornly high despite record economic growth. According to the report, three main reasons: (i) less of Africa’s growth translates into poverty reduction.

This pamphlet excerpts a chapter on macroeconomic policy from the Poverty Reduction Policy Source book, a guide prepared by the World Bank and IMF to assist countries in developing and strengthening their poverty reduction strategies.

It probes the relationship Macroeconomic Policy and Poverty Reduction in Africa book macroeconomic policy matters, such as growth and inflation, and the fight against poverty, and.

Instead, in addition to a sustainable and stable set of macroeconomic policies, a country’s poverty reduction policy agenda should, in most cases, extend across a variety of policy areas, including privatization, trade liberalization, banking and financial sector reforms.

Macroeconomic Policies and Poverty Reduction, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) stated, “While there is a great deal of literature and experience on poverty and poverty eradication, many of the links between macroeconomic policies and poverty are not well understood” (IMF, ).

This report on “Macroeconomics Policies for Poverty Reduction in Sudan” is part of a global UNDP-supported project that started in and has grown to encompass policy-oriented research, advisory services and capacity development in 25 developing countries. After many years of disappointing performance, Sub-Saharan Africa has shown impressive growth performance since the start of the millenium.

However, the impact of this on poverty reduction is still not well understood and this led the African Economics Research Consortium in Nairobi to undertake a major collaborative research project on the linkages between growth and poverty reduction in Sub. This book examines poverty and related issues and aims to advance the development of new tools and measurement of multidimensional poverty and poverty reduction policy analysis.

The book covers a wide range of issues, including determinants and causes of poverty and its changes; consequences and impacts of poverty on human capital formation, growth and consumption; assessment of poverty strategies and policies; the role of government, NGOs and other institutions in poverty reduction.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA From Adjustment to Poverty Reduction: What is New. UNITED NATIONS New York and Geneva, Ł Symbols of United Nations documents are composed of capital letters com- Macroeconomic and adjustment policies and poverty. Accelerating Poverty Reduction in Africa explores critical policy entry points to address the demographic, societal, and political drivers of poverty; improve income-earning opportunities both on and off the farm; and better mobilize resources for the poor.

Macroeconomic Policy and Poverty Reduction This pamphlet excerpts a chapter on macroeconomic policy from the Poverty Reduction Policy Source book, a guide prepared by the World Bank and IMF to assist countries in developing and strengthening their poverty reduction strategies.

Buy Economic Growth and Poverty Reduction in Sub-Saharan Africa: Current and Emerging Issues: Read Books Reviews - This book focuses on Africa because this continent presents people work- that researchers have used to measure the effects of tourism on poverty is outlined.

Current debates, policy questions and the lack of data use of national assets and maximize sustainable poverty reduction and shared economic.

Book Description. This book is an edited volume which contains empirical studies on determinants of poverty and its reduction in Africa.

It looks at multidimensional measures of poverty, production and productivity-related factors, policies influencing poverty and random, hazardous but preventive factors influencing poverty levels and their reduction.

Poverty in Africa presents a comprehensive picture on the extent of poverty in Africa and the institutional constraints to poverty reduction, Prepared by eminent economists the volume provides an analysis of poverty, income distribution and labour markets, and offers a range of tools for monitoring poverty and assessing the impacts of various.

This book is a collection of working papers, policy briefs and training modules, published by the International Poverty Centre in Brazil, which provides a comprehensives set of recommendations for alternative economic policies that can generate growth, employment and poverty reduction in.

In this Book. Despite a long history of regional integration and a multiplicity of regional organisations in southern Africa, the effect of regional integration on economic growth and poverty reduction remains debatable or elusive.

This causes many to doubt whether regional integration is in actual fact an effective poverty-reduction by: 2.

In light of the opportunities and the challenges facing African economies in the 21st century, this edited volume traces the evolution of poverty in the course of economic development in sub-Saharan Africa over the recent decades.

By engaging with, and seeking to develop on, the work of Professor Erik Thorbecke, it examines the evolving dynamics of poverty in multiple dimensions. SMEs in poverty reduction and the rol e that policy makers, developm ent agencies and SMEs can play to ensure that this objective is achieved.

The Gap Filled by this BookAuthor: Aminu Mamman. Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) and Poverty Reduction in Africa: Strategic Management Perspective By Aminu Mamman, Abdul M. Kanu, Ameen Alharbi and Nabil Baydoun This book first published Cambridge Scholars Publishing Lady Stephenson Library, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE6 2PA, UK British Library Cataloguing in Publication Data.

‘This book provides the appropriate balance in the analysis of the links between two decades of growth and poverty-reduction in Sub-Saharan Africa. Relying on very comprehensive and excellent country studies, it is able to show a lot more clearly than others, the mainly positive effects of the recent African growth experience.

This book offers a critical analysis on employing a universal understanding of poverty and suggests ways forward for poverty reduction for developing countries in a post era. Taking specific country-contexts into account, the author argues that national poverty lines should Author: Terry Mckinley.

A successful strategy of poverty reduction must have at its core measures to promote rapid and sustained economic growth.

The challenge for policy is to combine growth-promoting policies with policies that allow the poor to participate fully in the opportunities unleashed and so contribute to that growth.

This includes policies to make. Skilfully exposing the gap that exists between the rhetoric of poverty reduction strategies in capital cities and the practice of public sector delivery in rural areas, this key text will be essential reading for advanced students and researchers in the fields of rural development, rural livelihoods, poverty reduction strategies and Sub-Saharan Format: Hardcover.

Taken together, the chapters in this book make a compelling argument that improvement in reproductive health is key to raising household incomes and to reducing poverty. the books reveals that the triple phenomena of better reproductive health, economic growth, and declining poverty, are likely to be found in an environment in which labour and Cited by: 2.age income and on the set of macroeconomic policies which directly influence poverty rates.

The basic setup is similar to Dollar and Kraay (), which in a provocative study, suggest that growth promotion is entirely sufficient for poverty reduction — with macroeconomic policy having no direct impact on rates of poverty.This study confirms a strong and robust relationship between economic growth and poverty reduction in sub-Saharan Africa.

Employing a panel of 46 countries covering the periodthe analysis finds that a 10 percent increase in per capita GDP leads to a 1 percent increase in life expectancy, a percent decline in infant mortality rates, and a 3½-4 percent increase in the rate of.