By Ernesto M. Pernia, Anil B. Deolalikar

ISBN-10: 0230504760

ISBN-13: 9780230504769

ISBN-10: 1403918066

ISBN-13: 9781403918062

The subject of this publication is that financial progress is essential, yet associations and different nationwide and subnational attributes topic besides. they're serious to explaining modifications in social improvement and poverty relief throughout nations and subnational components that can't be accounted for by way of progress on my own. The booklet concludes extra whole technique must give some thought to numerous institutional components on the nationwide and subnational degrees to accomplish speedy and sustained poverty relief. certainly, taking note of those elements will profit either progress and poverty relief.

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DEOLALIKAR AND ERNESTO M. PERNIA ing growth, but actually conducive to it. The suggestion that no tradeoff existed between economic growth and the fight against inequality and poverty was fairly novel. Nonetheless, the idea won acceptance in policy circles fairly quickly. In the 1980s, the International Labor Office (ILO) launched the World Employment Program (WEP), under which a number of studies on income distribution and poverty were undertaken. Many of Sen’s early writings on the entitlement-capability approach (Sen 1981), for instance, were published under the ILO WEP program.

15. On the other hand, land reform in Thailand only marginally affected the farmers, yet agriculture has performed well (Rashid and Quibria 1995). 16. Naseem (1977) notes that a total of only 5 percent of farming families were favorably affected by the two major land reforms implemented in Pakistan in 1959 and 1972. Neither of the two land reforms measures improved the lot of the landless laborers directly. 17. As Putzel (1992, 374) puts it, “…since the colonial period, landowning interests have shackled the [Filipino] bureaucracy and blocked every attempt at comprehensive land registration….

Pro-poor growth, as distinguished from “trickle- 18 ANIL B. DEOLALIKAR AND ERNESTO M. PERNIA down growth”, is economic growth that is explicitly biased in favor of the poor so that they benefit more than proportionately relative to the nonpoor. Obviously, pro-poor growth is possible only under an enabling environment in which poor households can rapidly increase their production, income, and earnings. Since the most important asset—often the only asset—that the poor possess is their own labor, labor-intensive development projects will tend to be pro-poor.

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