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Pathways to poverty reduction

Saleem, Zahabia and Donaldson, John A. (2016) Pathways to poverty reduction. Development Policy Review, 34 (5). pp. 671-690. ISSN 0950-6764

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Identification Number: 10.1111/dpr.12167


Of the myriad approaches to reducing poverty, which have proved effective on a national scale? This article analyses 15 systematically selected national cases of demonstrated rapid poverty reduction, seeking insights into effective approaches to reducing poverty. From these 15 economies, in which the bottom quintile experienced an annual increase in income of at least 6% over at least a decade, emerge four poverty-reduction pathways: (1) industrialisation, (2) rural development, (3) social welfare and (4) petroleum-generated employment. In addition to helping us understand what policy approaches have actually helped reduce poverty, this article has implications for the understanding of economic growth, the impact of pro-growth policies, the relationship between state and market, and the roles of non-government organisations (NGOs) and civil society.

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Additional Information: © The Authors 2016. Development Policy Review © 2016 Overseas Development Institute
Divisions: International Relations
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Sets: Departments > International Relations
Date Deposited: 19 Aug 2016 13:39
Last Modified: 20 Jan 2020 06:08

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