Defining pro-poor growth: a response to Kakwani

Author: Martin Ravallion
Thematic Area: Inclusive Growth

Abstract:In its first One Pager, the International Poverty Centre discussed the meaning and measurement of ‘pro-poor growth’ and came out strongly in favor of a definition proposed by its Director, Nanak Kakwani, according to which growth is pro-poor if its rate is higher for the poor than the non-poor; roughly speaking, if inequality falls. This comment offers an opposing view. (...)

Keywords:Poverty, pro-poor, kakwani
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Type/Issue:One Pager/4

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