Sustaining and Accelerating Pro-Poor Growth in Africa

Growth in sub-Saharan Africa has recently shown signs of improvement, but is still short of levels needed to attain the Millennium Development Goals. Economists have placed increasing emphasis on understanding the policies that promote sustained jumps in medium-term growth, and the paper applies thi...

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Main Author: Carey, Kevin Joseph
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Washington, D.C. International Monetary Fund 2006, 2006
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Summary:Growth in sub-Saharan Africa has recently shown signs of improvement, but is still short of levels needed to attain the Millennium Development Goals. Economists have placed increasing emphasis on understanding the policies that promote sustained jumps in medium-term growth, and the paper applies this approach to African countries. The evidence presented finds an important growth-supporting role for particular kinds of institutions and policies, but also highlights aspects of growth that are still not well understood. The paper includes policy guidance for ensuring that the poor benefit from growth
Physical Description:100 p.
ISBN:1589064941
9781589064942