Reducing poverty in Asia: emerging issues in growth, targeting, and measurement

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Edward Elgar, 2003 - Social Science - 351 pages
The edited collection presents thoughtful and up-to-date analyses that significantly improve our understanding of poverty in Asia, both from a theoretical and empirical standpoint. Ugo Pica Ciamarra, Progress in Development Studies This is a rich collection of papers by distinguished authors. . . this book clearly contributes to the empirical understanding of poverty in Asia, and can spur debate and better understanding in designing poverty reduction strategies in Asia. It will certainly be important reading for policymakers and scholars of development economics and Asian studies. Vivi Alatas, Bulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies In this book, a group of distinguished authors addresses three broad questions: what broad strategies and macroeconomic policies best support poverty reduction efforts in Asia; what role should targeted antipoverty interventions play, and how should such interventions be designed; and how is poverty measured, what new approaches are needed, and how does measurement affect our understanding of poverty. Each of these three broad themes is also considered together in chapters examining the poverty situations in a number of countries in Asia and the Pacific. The book represents a major scholarly contribution of the Asian Development Bank to the literature on poverty in the region it serves. The organization adopted poverty reduction as the principal objective of its lending in 1999. This book will be of interest to scholars and students of development economics and Asian studies, and will be useful reading for policymakers and development practitioners working in national, international or nongovernmental organizations. A Joint Publication with the Asian Development Bank

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An Approach to Development Policy
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