Inclusive growth and inequality in Senegal /

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Author / Creator:Kireyev, Alexei, author.
Imprint:[Washington, D.C.] : International Monetary Fund, [2013]
Description:1 online resource (24 pages)
Series:IMF working paper ; WP/13/215
IMF working paper ; no. 13/215.
Subject:Economic development -- Senegal.
Poverty -- Senegal.
Income distribution -- Senegal.
Economic development.
Income distribution.
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Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
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Other authors / contributors:International Monetary Fund, issuing body.
Notes:Title from pdf title page ( Web site, viewed Dec. 20, 2013).
"October 2013"--Page 2 of pdf.
Includes bibliographical references.
Summary:The paper examines Senegal's growth performance from the perspective of its poverty reducing and distributional characteristics, and discusses policies that might help make growth more inclusive. The main findings are that poverty has fallen in the last two decades, but poverty reduction has slowed in recent years. Although available indicators sometimes give conflicting signals on distributional shifts, people in the middle of the income distribution have received the most benefit, mainly in urban areas. Further progress in poverty reduction and inclusiveness would require sustained high growth and exploration of growth opportunities in the sectors with high earning potential for the poor. Better-targeted social policies and more attention to the regional distribution of spending would also help reduce poverty and improve inclusiveness.
Other form:Print version: 9781306152563

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