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Author White, Howard, 1960-

Title African poverty at the millennium : causes, complexities, and challenges / Howard White and Tony Killick, in collaboration with Steve Kayizzi-Mugerwa and Marie-Angelique Savane
Published Washington, D.C. : World Bank, [2001]


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Description xxvi, 139 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Series World Bank e-Library.
Contents Pt. I. Africa's Poverty Problem -- 1. A First View -- 2. Different Poverty Concepts Can Point in Different Directions -- 3. African Poverty Has Many Dimensions -- Pt. II. The Causes of Poverty -- 4. Overview of the Proximate and Primary Causes of Poverty -- 5. Economic Stagnation Has Caused Much Poverty -- 6. Why Has Growth Been So Poor? -- 7. Both Governments and Markets Have Failed the Poor -- 8. The Poor Have Inadequate Capital -- 9. Sustaining Improvements in Social Indicators Requires Growing Income and Better State Service Provision -- 10. Household and Population Dynamics: Good and Bad News for Poverty Reduction -- 11. Women's Unequal Position Pervades the Poverty Problem -- Pt. III. Poverty Reduction Policies -- 12. Outlines of an Antipoverty Strategy -- 13. National Policies for Reducing Poverty -- 14. Find out More and Monitor Progress -- 15. Donor Countries Need to Do More, Too
Summary Annotation. Poverty is a large and growing problem in Africa resulting in an immense amount of avoidable suffering, foreshortened lives, frustrated potentials, and joyless existences. The poverty trap is more than just an economic phenomenon but a social phenomenon as well.'African Poverty at the Millennium: Causes, Complexities, and Challenges' is confined to the sub-Saharan region of Africa. The analysis found in Part I of this book, emphasizes the many-sided nature of poverty and the importance of going beyond generalizations about the poor. Part II looks at the various causes of poverty in Africa, stressing the powerful ill-effects of a combination of sluggish past economic growth and large, possibly widening, inequalities. It also draws attention to the strength of the social and political factors contributing to poverty. Part III outlines an anti-poverty strategy, highlighting the necessity for an inclusive and far-reaching approach, on the basis of joint action by concerned governments and donors.The poor in Africa are triply disadvantaged. Firstly, there is a widening international gap as African social indicators lag behind the rest of the world, partly as a result of poor growth. Secondly, by Africa's poor performance in turning income to social welfare. Thirdly, by national disparities in health and education between the poor and non-poor
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 133-139)
Audience Scholarly & Professional World Bank Publications
Subject Poverty -- Africa.
Africa -- Economic conditions.
Author Kayizzi-Mugerwa, Steve.
Killick, Tony.
Savané, Marie-Angélique.
World Bank Group.
LC no. 00065481
ISBN 0821348671
OTHER TI Ebrary Academic Complete Subscription Collection