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The Knowledge Bank and Poverty Reduction

Nora Lustig ()

No 1111, Working Papers from Tulane University, Department of Economics

Abstract: The World Bank's (WB) mission and overarching goal is to reduce poverty. Moving ahead, what can the WB do to enhance its contribution to the poverty reduction agenda? This question can be answered from at least two perspectives: the WB as a lending institution and the WB as a knowledge bank. This article will concentrate on the latter and suggest two areas in which more and better information and analysis could help move the poverty reduction agenda forward: improving data on poverty and redressing poverty assessments to include the impact of fiscal policy on poverty and inequality.

Keywords: poverty data; errors; gaps; inconsistencies (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: O10 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-dev, nep-lam and nep-ltv
Date: 2011-02
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