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Poverty reduction and shared prosperity in Tajikistan : a diagnostic

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  • Azevedo, Joao Pedro
  • Atamanov, Aziz
  • Rajabov, Alisher

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Tajikistan was one of the fastest growing countries in the Europe and Central Asia region during the last decade. The economic growth was widely shared by the population and as a result poverty (measured by the national poverty line) declined from 73 percent in 2003 to 47 percent in 2009 accompanied by falling inequality. Consumption growth of the bottom 40 percent of the population -- a measure of shared prosperity proposed by the World Bank- was positive, pointing out that the growth was shared among the less well off. This work presents a diagnostic of shared prosperity and poverty reduction in Tajikistan during 2003-2009. The paper also focuses on quantifying the main drivers of poverty reduction, shared prosperity, and intra-generational mobility (class transitions). Some of the mechanisms of poverty reduction are explored in detail. Finally, main impediments to inter-generational mobility are discussed.

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  • Azevedo, Joao Pedro & Atamanov, Aziz & Rajabov, Alisher, 2014. "Poverty reduction and shared prosperity in Tajikistan : a diagnostic," Policy Research Working Paper Series 6923, The World Bank.
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    1. Victoria Strokova & Mohamed Ihsan Ajwad, 2017. "Tajikistan Jobs Diagnostic," World Bank Other Operational Studies 26029, The World Bank.
    2. World Bank Group, 2015. "Kyrgyz Republic," World Bank Other Operational Studies 22957, The World Bank.

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    Rural Poverty Reduction; Regional Economic Development; Achieving Shared Growth; Population Policies;

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