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Public Expenditure Contribution to Pro-Poor Growth in Cote D’Ivoire: A Micro Simulated General Equilibrium Approach

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The purpose of the present study is to analyze the public expenditure contribution to the improvement of the profitable economic growth to the poor in Cote d’Ivoire. The paper tried to show out the explanatory power of the government actions concerning the poor populations’ well-being. This reflection is based on a micro simulated general equilibrium analysis with the data provided by the national institute of the statistical (INS). These data are obtained from the investigations achieved on the households’ level of the lives. The results of the study suggest that the Ivorian authorities contributed meaningfully to the reduction of poverty severity. In other words, the poor benefited from fruits of the economic growth induced by the public investments.

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W. Ouattara, "Public Expenditure Contribution to Pro-Poor Growth in Cote D’Ivoire: A Micro Simulated General Equilibrium Approach," Modern Economy, Vol. 3 No. 3, 2012, pp. 330-337. doi: 10.4236/me.2012.33043.

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