A Measured Approach to Ending Poverty and Boosting Shared Prosperity : Concepts, Data, and the Twin Goals

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https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/2171
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Policy Research Reports
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World Bank Group
dc.date.accessioned
2014-10-07T15:05:59Z
dc.date.available
2014-10-07T15:05:59Z
dc.date.issued
2015
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2017-12-14T08:49:55Z
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In 2013, the World Bank Group adopted two new goals to guide its work: ending extreme poverty and boosting shared prosperity. More specifically, the goals are to reduce extreme poverty in the world to less than 3 percent by 2030, and to foster income growth of the bottom 40 percent of the population in each country. While poverty reduction has been a mainstay of the World Bank’s mission for decades, the Bank has now set a specific goal and timetable, and for the first time, the Bank has explicitly included a goal linked to ensuring that growth is shared by all. The discussion until now has centered primarily on articulating the new goals. This report, the latest in World Bank’s Policy Research Report series, goes beyond that and lays out their conceptual underpinnings, discusses their relative strengths and weaknesses by contrasting them with alternative indicators, and proposes empirical approaches and requirements to track progress towards the goals. The report makes clear that the challenges posed by the World Bank Group’s new stance extend not just to the pursuit of these goals but, indeed, to their very definition and empirical content. The report also argues that an improved data infrastructure, consisting of many elements including the collection of more and better survey data, is critical to ensure that progress towards these goals can be measured, and policies to help achieve them can be identified and prioritized.
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978-1-4648-0361-1
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http://hdl.handle.net/10986/20384
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en_US
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Washington, DC: World Bank
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Policy Research Report;
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CC BY 3.0 IGO
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo
dc.subject
household surveys
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inequality
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poverty measurement
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shared prosperity
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sustainability
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A Measured Approach to Ending Poverty and Boosting Shared Prosperity : Concepts, Data, and the Twin Goals
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2014-10-08
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Publications & Research :: Publication
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Macroeconomics and Fiscal Management
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Poverty
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yes
okr.identifier.doi
10.1596/978-1-4648-0361-1
okr.identifier.report
91350
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en
okr.topic
Macroeconomics and Economic Growth :: Development Economics & Aid Effectiveness
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Poverty Reduction :: Achieving Shared Growth
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Poverty Reduction :: Development Patterns and Poverty
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Poverty Reduction :: Poverty Reduction Strategies
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Poverty Reduction :: Pro-Poor Growth
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Poverty and Inequality Team, Development Research Group (DECPI)

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