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Author Iqbal, Farrukh.

Title Sustaining gains in poverty reduction and human development in the Middle East and North Africa / Farrakh Iqbal
Published Washington, DC : World Bank, [2006]
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Description 1 online resource (xxv, 106 pages) : illustrations
Series Orientations in development series
Orientations in development.
Contents Preface; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations and Acronyms; Executive Summary; Chapter One: Income Poverty Trends and Patterns; List of Tables; List of Boxes; List of Figures; Chapter Two: Trends in Human Development Indicators; Chapter Three: Education and Poverty; Chapter 4: Health and Poverty; Chapter 5: Safety Nets and the Poor; Chapter 6: Sustaining the Gains in Poverty Reduction and Human Development; Appendixes; Bibliography
Summary This book reviews the experience of the MENA region with poverty and human development since the mid-1980s. It finds that poverty rates did not decline by much during this period while health and education indicators improved substantially. The stagnation of poverty rates is ascribed to the stagnation of the region?s economies during this period while the improvement in human indicators is likely due to several factors including improvement in the delivery of public health and education services
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 99-101) and index
Subject Poverty -- Africa, North.
Poverty -- Middle East.
Africa, North -- Social conditions.
Middle East -- Social conditions.
Genre/Form Statistiques (Descripteur de forme)
Form Electronic book
Author World Bank.
ISBN 0821365274
0821365282 (electronic bk.)
9780821365281 (electronic bk.)