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The impact of structural reforms on poverty : a simple methodology with extensions

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  • McCulloch, Neil

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Structural reforms are often designed to change the prices of key goods and services. Since the overall intention of such reforms is the reduction of poverty, it is important to understand how the resulting price changes affect the poor. However, organizations seeking to provide timely advice to policymakers in developing countries often do not have the data and resources needed to undertake the most sophisticated approaches to such analysis. McCulloch outlines a simple methodology based on the analysis of household survey data to estimate the first-order impact of a variety of structural reforms. He also elaborates on the ways in which this methodology may be extended in a flexible way to account for particular features of a country in question. Finally, he outlines the direction of some extensions on the approach to tackle dynamics, risk, and qualitative poverty analysis.

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Paper provided by The World Bank in its series Policy Research Working Paper Series with number 3124.

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Keywords: Labor Policies; Economic Theory&Research; Markets and Market Access; Environmental Economics&Policies; Health Economics&Finance; Environmental Economics&Policies; Economic Theory&Research; Inequality; Access to Markets; Markets and Market Access;

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  1. Charles Ackah, & Simon Appleton, . "Food Price Changes and Consumer Welfare in Ghana in the 1990s," Discussion Papers 07/03, University of Nottingham, CREDIT.
  2. Nicolas Hérault, 2003. "Mondialisation et pauvreté : les faiblesses des modèles d'équilibre général calculable," Documents de travail, Groupe d'Economie du Développement de l'Université Montesquieu Bordeaux IV 87, Groupe d'Economie du Développement de l'Université Montesquieu Bordeaux IV.
  3. Brooks, Jonathan & Dewbre, Joe, 2006. "Global Trade Reforms and Income Distribution in Developing Countries," eJADE: electronic Journal of Agricultural and Development Economics, Food and Agriculture Organization, Agricultural and Development Economics Division, Food and Agriculture Organization, Agricultural and Development Economics Division, vol. 3(1).

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