Reduction of poverty and inequality, the Rwandan way. And the aid community loves it
No 16, IOB Analyses & Policy Briefs from Universiteit Antwerpen, Institute of Development Policy (IOB)
Some time ago, I congratulated the Rwandan government on the progress shown in the latest Integrated Household Living Conditions Survey (EICV4), particularly in terms of the reduction of poverty and inequality. I’m afraid I now have to withdraw my kudos. Both President Kagame and Minister of Finance and Economic Planning Gatete (in his foreword to the EICV4) claimed a substantial progress in poverty reduction, from 44.9% in 2010/11 to 39.1% in 2013/14, a spectacular drop of 6 points. This is indeed what can be found in the survey.
Keywords: Rwanda; poverty reduction; inequality; aid (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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