Are There Lessons for Africa from China's Success against Poverty? Ravallion, Martin 2012-03-30T07:30:07Z 2012-03-30T07:30:07Z 2009
dc.description.abstract At the outset of China's reform period, the country had a far higher poverty rate than Africa as a whole. Within five years that was no longer true. This paper tries to explain how China escaped from a situation in which extreme poverty persisted due to failed and unpopular policies. While acknowledging that Africa faces constraints that China did not, two lessons for Africa stand out. The first is the initial importance of productivity growth in smallholder agriculture, which will require both market-based incentives and public support. The second is the role played by strong leadership and a capable public administration at all levels of government. en
dc.identifier.citation World Development
dc.identifier.issn 0305750X
dc.language.iso EN
dc.rights.holder World Bank
dc.subject Public Administration
dc.subject Public Sector Accounting and Audits H830
dc.subject Measurement and Analysis of Poverty I320
dc.subject Welfare and Poverty: Government Programs
dc.subject Provision and Effects of Welfare Programs I380
dc.subject Economic Development: Human Resources
dc.subject Human Development
dc.subject Income Distribution
dc.subject Migration O150
dc.subject Formal and Informal Sectors
dc.subject Shadow Economy
dc.subject Institutional Arrangements O170
dc.subject Socialist Institutions and Their Transitions: Consumer Economics
dc.subject Health
dc.subject Education and Training: Welfare, Income, Wealth, and Poverty P360
dc.title Are There Lessons for Africa from China's Success against Poverty? en
dc.title.alternative World Development en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.type Article de journal fr
dc.type Artículo de revista es
dspace.entity.type Publication
okr.doctype Journal Article
okr.externalcontent External Content
okr.identifier.externaldocumentum 1451
okr.journal.nbpages 303-313
okr.language.supported en
okr.peerreview Academic Peer Review China
okr.region.geographical Africa
okr.volume 37
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