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Spatial Inequality in Cameroon During the 1996-2007 Period

"The overall objective of this paper is to analyze the major features of growth in the Cameroonian economy, and to investigate trends in the evolution of spatial poverty and income inequality in Cameroon during the period 1996-2007, using data fro...

Why Northern Ghana Lags Behind in Ghana's Growth and Poverty Reduction Success

"Ghana’s post adjustment growth and poverty reduction performance has been hailed as impressive, albeit with spatial disparities in the distribution of welfare, especially between the north and south of the country. Researchers generally agree th...

Pro-poor Growth and Poverty Reduction in Nigeria

"The government of Nigeria has placed poverty reduction at the centre of the country’s economic policy and development programs since independence. Though this was not explicitly targeted in earlier development plans (1962 to 1975) of the country,...

Growth, Poverty Reduction and Inequality in Ethiopia: The Role of Labor Markets (between 1994 and 2004)

"In poverty literature, poverty reduction in a growing economy is analyzed in association with inequality. Economic growth could be accompanied with growing inequality, or with no change in inequality (distribution neutral growth), or with declini...

Impact of Cellular Phones on Technical and Allocative Efficiencies of Commercial Taxi and Fishing Boat Firms in Ghana

"It is important for the policy makers to know the productivity of a factor of production, know the levels of technical and allocative efficiencies, and their significant determinants so that the policy makers can know on which factor or determina...

The Role of Infrastructure in Determining Export Competitiveness: Framework Paper

"Trade is beneficial for poverty reduction. There is little persuasive evidence concerning the effect of trade on income and therefore growth.The role of infrastructure in determining trade costs and therefore export competitiveness is explored in...

Household's Incomes and Poverty Dynamics in Rural Kenya: A Panel Data Analysis

This study attempts to analyse rural households’ income and poverty incidence over time. The analysis uses balanced panel data of 1,299 households in rural Kenya. The results reveal considerable regional welfare disparities and dynamics over time...

A Re-examination of the Determinants of Child Labour in Côte d'Ivoire

Despite the political fight against child labour in recent years, this phenomenon remains a concern in Côte d’Ivoire. Several factors explain this social scourge. This research therefore aims to identify the determinants of child labour in Côte d’...

Rural Non-Farm Incomes and Poverty Reduction in Nigeria

"The study examines some of the factors which determine the type of non-agricultural activities in rural Nigeria an individual engages in. It is argued that diversification from subsistence farming and support for rural on-farm employment opportu...

Structural Adjustment, Poverty and Economic Growth: An Analysis For Kenya

"This paper analyses the impact of structural adjustment programmes on poverty and economic growth in Kenya. The results indicate that there was a decrease in poverty between 1992 and 1994 as shown by all poverty measures, while results from othe...

The Determinants of School Attendance and Attainment in Ghana: A Gender Perspective

"This study examines the determinants of school attendance and attainment in Ghana with a view to deriving implications for policy direction. The effect of household resources on current school attendance is higher for daughters than it is for so...

The Informal Economy, Economic Growth and Poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa

"This paper seeks to document the current state of affairs with respect to understanding how informality affects economic growth and poverty in SSA countries. It identifies various studies that have sought to show the relationship between economic...

The Role of Government and Public Policy in Poverty Alleviation in Sub-Saharan Africa

"This paper reviews recent literature on poverty alleviation in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), focusing on the role of government and public policy. It is prepared as part of the AERC research programme on Poverty, Income Distribution and Labour Market...

Global Economic and Financial Crisis and Trade: Kenya’s Experience

"This paper investigates the effects of the global economic and financial crisis in Africa and whether or not Kenya’s trade sector has been a channel for transmitting the crisis in the country. The analysis of the effects of the crisis in Sub-Saha...

Governance and Pro-Poor Growth in Africa

"This Policy Brief, presents a synopsis of main conclusions and policy recommendations emanating from the deliberations during the seminar. Good governance could improve public investment and reduce poverty in Africa. Public investment is a key ca...

Growth, Employment Creation and Poverty Reduction: An Overview Evidence and Possible Applications to Africa

"This paper attempts to provide an overview of current and ongoing research which does attempt to understand labour market linkages not only within the economic growth-poverty nexus, but also the centrality of inequality in our broader appreciat...

Health Inequality across Populations of Individuals

"The focus of this paper is inequality, a broad concept that examines the dispersion of the distribution of health. The measurement of inequality is independent of the mean, and it is thus a relative concept. This, of course, distinguishes the con...

Impact of Asian Drivers on SSA Agriculture and Food Security: Issues and Challenges

"An important sector in Africa that could be affected by the growth of Asia Drivers is the agriculture sector. This paper, provides the framework for assessing the impact of the Asian Drivers on Sub-Saharan Africa agriculture. The performance is ...

Incidence and Determinants of Child Labour in Nigeria: Implications for Poverty Alleviation

"Among the major conclusions emerging from the study is that there are structural differences in the choice of child activity options across gender, age, sector and zones in Nigeria. Although the evidence of a sector gap exists, the participation...

Labour Markets in Sub-Saharan Africa to be included in Poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa

"In this survey the operation of both formal and informal labour markets in Africa are analyzed, as well as their impact on employment, wages, poverty and income distribution. Links will be established between the labour markets, the pattern of em...

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