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Pro-Poor Growth Measurements in a Multidimensional Model: A Comparative Approach

  • Dorothée Boccanfuso

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    (GREDI, Faculte d'administration, Université de Sherbrooke)

  • Jean Bosco Ki

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    (UNESCO YAOUNDE)

  • Caroline Ménard

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    (Agriculture Canada)

We broaden the analysis of pro-poor growth in monetary terms to include non-monetary dimensions of poverty and to compare the results obtained from both indicators, namely consumer expenditures and a composite poverty indicator. In addition, we use several pro-poor growth measurements to see in what proportion their results converged or diverged in order to determine whether it was possible to extrapolate a course of action intended to assist the decision-maker in coming to a decision. Lastly, we chose to conduct this analysis in three geographical areas of Senegal (Dakar, other urban centres and the rural zone) from 1994/95 to 2001/02. We demonstrated the importance of conducting a multidimensional analysis of pro-poor growth. This is even more true when analyses are conducted on population sub-groups.

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Length: 26 pages
Date of creation: 10 Nov 2009
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