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March 2007

Analysing and Achieving Pro-Poor Growth

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The latest issue of UNDP International Poverty Centre's journal, Poverty in Focus, is fully devoted to the analysis of pro-poor growth and its policy implications and results. The authors spell out and apply different definitions and measures in discussing various policy-related aspects of pro-poor growth.

Featured articles:

  • Global Estimates of Pro-Poor Growth, by Hyun H. Son

Online Atlas of the Millennium Development Goals

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Our colleagues from the Development Data Group at the World Bank have launched this online MDG Atlas.


Each map is supported by data tables, informative text, and charts in three languages: English, French, and Spanish.


Very useful, informative and easy to use. The option to have a map resized according to relative size of countries in relation to the various MDGs provides a very interesting and instant perspective.


The Gross Inequalities of Global Imbalances

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Terry McKinley and Alex Izurieta write about global economic imbalances in UNDP International Poverty Centre's February one pager.


According to this paper, the US is running a deficit about 3.5 times larger than the deficits of all other OECD countries combined. The average US current account deficit in recent years has been one third higher than the total GDP of sub-Saharan Africa.


Internet course: Economic Policies for Poverty Reduction in Developing Countries

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We are organizing the second part of our Economic Literacy for Civil Society Internet course: "Economic Policies for Poverty Reduction in Developing Countries" (18 March to 13 April). The course is based on the teaching materials used in our Fridays Academy series.