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Adjustment, Income Distribution and Poverty in Africa: A Research Guide

"This paper has three objectives: to provide a brief guide to the methodological pitfalls in the way of country-specific research into the distributional effects of economy-wide adjustment packages, which is undertaken in Section 2 of the paper; t...

Analyzing Growth in Burkina Faso over the Last Four Decades

"The objective of this paper is to provide a detailed analysis of the growth factors that have shaped growth in Burkina Faso since the early 1960s. The approach tries to tie together macro, micro, markets and institutional/ political factors to ex...

China-Africa Economic Relations: The Case of Cameroon

"Increased economic cooperation with China carries huge potential advantages,but equally some risk and challenges. Cameroon needs to know what they are gaining and losing from the relationship with China, so as to devise a strategy to increase t...

Agriculture as an Engine of Growth and Poverty Reduction: What We Know and What We Need to Know

"One view, is that the agricultural sector is simply a reservoir of unemployed or underemployed labor, with low incomes and living standards, from which people must eventually be moved by economic growth in the non-agricultural economy. The alt...

Determinants of Expected Poverty Among Rural Households in Nigeria

"Vulnerability measures are becoming tools for evolving proactive steps to alleviate poverty. Against this backdrop, this study examined the determinants of expected poverty (a measure of vulnerability) among rural households in Nigeria. The mai...

Determinants of Regional Poverty in Uganda

"The study sought in-depth knowledge of the key factors that account for regional poverty differentials in Uganda so as to contribute to more focused targeting of programmes for the poor. The research objectives were: to estimate the national an...

Demography, Growth, Income Distribution and Poverty: A Survey of Interrelationships

"In this paper we reviewed the evidence on the interrelationship between demography, growth, income distribution and poverty. We suggested that at the macro level such interrelationships could be explored in the context of the standard money met...

Life at the Crossroads: How Climate Change Threatens the Existence of the Maasai

"Climate change is exacerbating poverty among the Maasai of Kenya and adversely affecting their livelihoods. Climate change induced droughts and floods have resulted in increased competition for scarce resources, loss of herds and forced migration...

Empirical Modelling of Investment in Health and Nutrition

"The study begins with some economic theory necessary to model such investments,focusing on a basic, static household production model. In Section 3, the study turns to measurement issues. In the case of health, in particular, measurement present...

Explaining Sudan’s Economic Growth Performance

"The paper is composed of twelve sections. Section 2 gives a quick historical background to the economy of the country, while Section 3 looks at the growth record of the country in terms of the chosen periods as well as in terms of the half-decade...

Food Security and Child Nutrition Status among Urban Poor Households in Uganda: Implications for Poverty Alleviation

"The urgent need for in-depth analyses of the patterns and determinants of food and nutrition insecurity in urban areas in Uganda cannot be overemphasized. Using cross-sectional data, this study explores the key determinants of the food security a...

Fiscal Incidence in Africa: Microeconomic Evidence

"In this paper, the authors examines the extent to which different kinds of taxes and expenditures succeed in transferring resources to the poor in Africa. In examining the welfare impact of fiscal policy, the study is limited to a more easily me...

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...

Is Poverty a Binding Constraint on Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa?

"Is poverty a binding constraint on economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa? The purpose of this paper is to look at the other direction of the nexus: the links from poverty to growth. The central argument is that the most promising directions for c...

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