United Nations - International Labour Organization; Initiative for Policy Dialogue
Initiative for Policy Dialogue, 2007
The paper reviews poverty trends and measurements, poverty reduction in historical perspective, the poverty-inequality-growth debate, national poverty reduction strategies, criticisms of the agenda and the need for redistribution, international policies for poverty reduction, and ultimately understanding poverty at a global scale.
It belongs to a series of backgrounders developed at Joseph Stiglitz's Initiative for Policy Dialogue.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 7
Keywords: poverty reduction
JEL Classification: I3, O2
Date posted: June 11, 2007