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Growth, poverty and inequality in Rwanda: A broad perspective

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This study focuses on growth, poverty and inequality in Rwanda. We take a broad perspective, in two respects. First, we consider a long time period so as to compare the current situation with the pre-war situation, allowing us to assess whether the recent successes can be attributed to a recovery from a very low post-war base or whether they mark ‘real’ progress. Second, we look beyond static measures of material welfare and study economic and social mobility as well as indicators of human development and subjective well-being.

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  • Verpoorten, Marijke, 2014. "Growth, poverty and inequality in Rwanda: A broad perspective," WIDER Working Paper Series 138, World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER).
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    1. Andrea Guariso & Bert Ingelaere & Marijke Verpoorten, 2017. "Female political representation in the aftermath of ethnic violence: A comparative analysis of Burundi and Rwanda," WIDER Working Paper Series 074, World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER).
    2. Andy McKay, 2015. "The recent evolution of consumption poverty in Rwanda," WIDER Working Paper Series 125, World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER).
    3. Christian Almer & Roland Hodler, 2015. "The Economic Effects of Political Violence: Evidence from the Genocide in Rwanda," Department of Economics Working Papers 37/14, University of Bath, Department of Economics.
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