Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/52936
Authors: 
Addison, Tony
Year of Publication: 
2004
Series/Report no.: 
WIDER Discussion Papers // World Institute for Development Economics (UNU-WIDER) 2004/09
Abstract: 
This paper discusses development policy objectives, noting how these have changed over the years, with a more explicit focus on poverty reduction coming recently to the fore. It also examines the relationship between economic growth and poverty reduction. The paper then discusses how to achieve economic growth, starting with the caveat that growth must be environmentally sustainable, and moves on to the big question of the respective roles for the market mechanism and the state in allocating society’s productive resources. The paper next discusses how economic reform has been implemented, and the political difficulties that arise. It concludes that getting development policy right has the potential to lift millions out of poverty.
Subjects: 
development
poverty
human development
inequity
JEL: 
O1
O2
P5
ISBN: 
9291906549
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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