Analysing Macro-Poverty Linkages: An Overview

23 Pages Posted: 23 Apr 2005

See all articles by Bernhard G. Gunter

Bernhard G. Gunter

Bangladesh Development Research Center (BDRC); American University - Department of Economics

Marc J. Cohen

CGIAR - Food Consumption and Nutrition Division

Hans Lofgren

World Bank

Abstract

The analysis of macro-poverty linkages has emerged as an important but contentious area of national and international policy-making. Over the last few years, considerable progress has been made in understanding the linkages between macroeconomic policies and poverty reduction, as well as in developing evaluation tools and methodologies useful in conducting ex-ante PSIAs of macro policies. Nevertheless, while there are some reasons for optimism about the future, the potential contribution of these insights and tools to poverty reduction is largely unfulfilled. This article provides an introduction to this theme issue on 'Analysing Macro-Poverty Linkages' by reviewing (i) macroeconomic policy debates and (ii) methods and tools for evaluating the impact of macro policies on poverty.

Suggested Citation

Gunter, Bernhard G. and Cohen, Marc J. and Lofgren, Hans, Analysing Macro-Poverty Linkages: An Overview. Development Policy Review, Vol. 23, No. 3, pp. 243-265, May 2005. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=707221

Bernhard G. Gunter

Bangladesh Development Research Center (BDRC) ( email )

2508 Fowler Street
Falls Church, VA 22046-2012
United States

American University - Department of Economics ( email )

4400 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20016-8029
United States

HOME PAGE: http://www.american.edu/cas/faculty/gunter.cfm

Marc J. Cohen

CGIAR - Food Consumption and Nutrition Division ( email )

Washington, DC 20006-1002
United States

Hans Lofgren (Contact Author)

World Bank ( email )

1818 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20433
United States

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