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Operationalizing Pro-Poor Growth - Country Case Study: Bolivia

This case study examines to what extent Bolivia has been able to achieve pro-poor growth, what the mechanisms of achieving (or failing to achieve) pro-poor growth have been, and what options are available to ensure higher rates of pro-poor growth. The analysis focuses on the period from 1989 to 2003, which spans a time of relatively high growth in the 1990s, and low growth with social and political turmoil in the past few years. In contrast, there have been notable and sustained improvements in social indicators which continued to improve despite the economic slowdown.

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Paper provided by Ibero-America Institute for Economic Research in its series Ibero America Institute for Econ. Research (IAI) Discussion Papers with number 101.

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Length: 60 pages
Date of creation: 02 Dec 2004
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Handle: RePEc:got:iaidps:101
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  3. Andersen, Lykke Eg & Mercado, Alejandro F. & Muriel H., Beatriz, 2003. "Discriminación Étnica en Bolivia: En el Sistema Educativo y el Mercado de Trabajo," Documentos de trabajo 3/2003, Instituto de Investigaciones Socio-Económicas (IISEC), Universidad Católica Boliviana.
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  14. Lykke E. Andersen & Oscar Molina, 2004. "Análisis Estadístico y Económico sobre las Características de la Permanencia y Acceso Diferenciado por Género en el Sistema Educativo Boliviano a Nivel Municipal," Development Research Working Paper Series 01/2004, Institute for Advanced Development Studies.
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  22. Schweickert, Rainer & Thiele, Rainer & Wiebelt, Manfred, 2003. "Makroökonomische Reformen und Armutsbekämpfung in Bolivien: ebnet die HIPC-Initiative den Weg zu sozialverträglicher Anpassung?," Kiel Discussion Papers 398, Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW).
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