Linking Economic Growth to Poverty Reduction under Globalisation: A Case for Harnessing Globalisation for the Poor in Sub-Saharan Africa

"As the process of global economic integration has intensified since the early 1990s, the question of how globalization affects the world’s poor has become one of the central issues in international political economy and international relations. This paper is structured as follows: Section 2 presents a brief summary of channels and transmission mechanisms through which the process of globalisation affects poverty dynamics in the developing world. Section 3 discusses in a comparative perspective with other developing regions, salient features of the globalisation-growth-inequality-poverty nexus in Sub-Saharan Africa over the recent decades. Section 4 discusses salient international and domestic conditions that could explain Africa’s disappointing experiences with globalisation. Section 5 offers first concluding remarks on the way forwards for the region in linking economic growth to poverty reduction under globalisation."