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Title Growth and poverty reduction : case studies from West Africa / edited by Quentin Wodon
Published Washington, D.C. : World Bank, [2007]
©2007
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 135 pages) : illustrations
Series World Bank working paper, 1726-5878 ; no. 79
World Bank working paper ; no. 79
World Bank working paper ; no. 79. 1726-5878
Contents Contents; Foreword; Abstract; Acknowledgments; 1. Growth and Poverty Reduction in West Africa--A Brief Overview; Part I. Poverty Reduction In High Growth Countries; List of Tables; List of Figures; Part II. Growth Without Poverty Reduction?; List of Boxes
Summary This volume provides a set of six case studies from West Africa. These assess the benefits of growth (or the costs of a lack of growth) in terms of poverty reduction in those countries. The first part of this book describes the experience of two countries (Ghana and Senegal) that achieved high levels of growth in the 1990s, and that also experienced important reductions in poverty, even though growth was not strictly pro-poor. The second part describes the experience of two other countries (Burkina Faso and Cape Verde) that also achieved high levels of growth in the 1990s, but where there was
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Subject Poverty -- Government policy -- Africa, West -- Case studies.
Poverty -- Africa, West -- Case studies.
Africa, Western -- Economic conditions -- Case studies.
Africa, Western -- Economic policy -- Case studies.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Case studies.
Form Electronic book
Author Wodon, Quentin.
LC no. 2007000418
ISBN 0821366300 (electronic)
9780821366301 (electronic)