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Halving poverty in HIPC countries by 2015: How costly if achievable?

Nwachukwu, Jacinta (2011) Halving poverty in HIPC countries by 2015: How costly if achievable? Journal of Policy Modeling, 33 (2). pp. 213-225. ISSN 0161-8938

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This article assesses the likelihood and costs of halving the poverty headcount ratio by 2015 from its 1990 levels in sixteen post-HIPC–MDRI countries. An optimistic pro-poor growth scenario indicates that, on average, they will attain this goal 2 years before the end date. An estimated annual cost of 16 percent of the recipients’ GDPs suggests that currently available funds will be sufficient to finance the MDG poverty target, provided that they achieve a 6 percent annual economic growth, improve their equality of incomes and implement policies to raise absorptive capacity to levels obtained by East Asian countries in the mid-1990s.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Schools: Huddersfield Business School
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Depositing User: Cherry Edmunds
Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2013 12:00
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2021 11:34


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