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What is Pro-Poor Growth?

June 22, 2000

By Nanak Kakwani and Ernesto M. Pernia

Asian Development Review, vol. 18, no. 1, © 2000 Asian Development Bank

Abstract: This paper attempts to explain the concept of pro-poor growth, and argues that it represents a major departure from the “trickle-down” phenomenon. It proposes a new indicator—the pro-poor growth index—that measures the degree to which growth can be considered to be pro-poor. The new indicator is used to analyze the nature of economic growth in three countries, namely, Lao PDR, Thailand and Korea.

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