Poverty Reduction

Initiative for Policy Dialogue, 2007

7 Pages Posted: 11 Jun 2007

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Isabel Ortiz

United Nations - International Labour Organization (ILO); Initiative for Policy Dialogue


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.

Keywords: poverty reduction

JEL Classification: I3, O2

Suggested Citation

Ortiz, Isabel, Poverty Reduction. Initiative for Policy Dialogue, 2007. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=991935

Isabel Ortiz (Contact Author)

United Nations - International Labour Organization (ILO) ( email )

ILO HQ, Route des Morillons 4
Geneva, 1211
+41227996226 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://www.ilo.org/

Initiative for Policy Dialogue ( email )

Columbia University
New York, NY
United States

HOME PAGE: http://policydialogue.org/programs/taskforces/global_social_justice/

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