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Inclusive Growth: Building up a Concept

  • Rafael Ranieri

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    (IPC-IG)

  • Raquel Almeida Ramos

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    (IPC-IG)

Inclusive growth has become a central concern in the development literature and in policymaking in many countries. However, the literature presents several different definitions of inclusive growth, which do not converge to a consensus on the concept, let alone one on how to operationalise it sensibly. The concept of inclusive growth came to light in the context of an unfolding shift in development thinking away from seeing equity either as a toll on growth or as a byproduct of growth only setting in after a certain period during which it is eschewed in favour of growth, towards an understanding, albeit not unanimous, that not only is growth with equity possible, but also growth and poverty and inequality reduction can be instrumental to each other. This shift was the result of the progression of development thinking largely grounded on the developmental experiences of those countries that entered the second half of the 20th century outside the select group of developed countries. The process involved a collection of distinct yet somewhat concatenated developments in the understanding of the interaction of growth, poverty and inequality. (?)

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Paper provided by International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth in its series Working Papers with number 104.

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Date of creation: Mar 2013
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Publication status: Published by UNDP - International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth , March 2013, pages 1-23
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