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Poverty Reduction in the Course of African Development

Machiko Nissanke and Muna Ndulo


In the light of the opportunities and the challenges facing African economies in the 21st century, this edited volume traces an evolution of poverty in the course of economic development in sub-Saharan Africa over the recent decades. By engaging with and seeking to develop on the work of Professor Erik Thorbecke, it examines the evolving dynamics of poverty in multiple dimensions, in the light of Africa’s growth spell since the turn of the 21st century. It further discusses the way forward for addressing the question of how to lay down a foundation for improved governance and institutions towa ... More

Keywords: sub-Saharan Africa, poverty, growth, inequality, inclusive development, structural path analysis, institutions, governance

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Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780198797692
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2017 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198797692.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Machiko Nissanke, editor
Emeritus Professor of Economics, Faculty of Law and Social Sciences, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London

Muna Ndulo, editor
Professor of Law, Elizabeth and Arthur Reich Director, Lee and Arvilla Berger International Legal Studies Program, Cornell Law School, and Director of the Institute for African Development, Cornell University

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Part I Overview

Part II Evolving Poverty Profile in Africa

5 Multidimensional Poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa

Sabina Alkire and Bouba Housseini

Part III Tracing Poverty Dynamics in Sub-Saharan Africa: Country Case Studies

7 Growth, Poverty, and Inequality Nexus

Jane Kabubo-Mariara, Domisiano Mwabu, and Godfrey Ndeng’e

8 Who Remained in Poverty, Who Moved Up, and Who Fell Down?

Hai-Anh H. Dang, Peter F. Lanjouw, and Rob Swinkels

Part IV Structure, Governance, and Institutions for Inclusive Development

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