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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...

Poverty Reduction in Africa: Challenges and Policy Options

"The aim of this paper is to summarize the poverty situation in Africa as a continent, and to suggest practical measures for dealing with this debilitating and embarrassing condition. The money metric approach to poverty measurement underlies muc...

Poverty, Growth and Institutions

"The policy dilemma is that despite the economic growth and macroeconomic stability realized over the last decade, there is as yet no answer to pervasive poverty, nor is there sustained progress towards meeting the Millennium Development Goals. Th...

The state of rural poverty, income distribution and rural development in SSA

"In the first section of this paper a detailed rural profile of sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is derived on the basis of a new and highly disaggregated data set based on a large number of recent country household surveys. The profile that results from...

Uganda's Progress Towards Poverty Reduction during the last Decade 2002/3-2012/13 : Is the Gap Between Leading and Lagging Areas Widening or Narrowing?

"The paper has demonstrated that Uganda has continued to register significant reduction in poverty based on the data drawn from repeated cross-sectional household surveys, but at slower rates of reduction with significant regional disparities. Th...

Labour Unions and Wage Inequality among African Men in South Africa

The growing intra-racial income inequality, particularly among Africans is one Achilles' heel of post Apartheid South Africa. This paper examines the role of labour unions in explaining this phenomenon among African men given that labour markets a...

Why Poverty Remains High in Tanzania: And What to Do About It?

"This paper began with four questions: (1) Is the lack of progress in poverty reduction in Tanzania just a brief interlude before the trickle down of the benefits from the current pattern of growth? (2)Is the lack of progress in poverty reduction...

Poverty and Inequality Dynamics in Uganda: Insights from the Uganda National Panel Surveys 2005/6 and 2009/10

"While Uganda has made significant efforts in reducing the proportion of individuals and households living below the absolute poverty line, nearly 10 percent of the households continue to live in persistent or chronic poverty with significant diff...

Impact de la Microfinance sur la Pauvrete et les Inegalites : Une Analyse de Causalité Hétérogène en données de Panel / Impact of Microfinance on Poverty and Inequalities: A Heterogeneous Causality Analysis in Panel Data

This paper analyzed the impact of micro finance on poverty reduction and income inequalities by studying the causal links between the intensity of microfinance and two poverty indicators (Gini index and the poverty headcount ratio at 2$ / day). Th...

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