Economic Growth and Poverty: Pro-Poor Growth? In the Republic of Congo

Abstract

Using a posterior approach from 2005 to 2011, this article seeks to answer the question: does economic growth benefit the poor or not in the Republic of Congo? The study found that across the country, the index of pro-poor growth has been positive and superior to one, which is indicative of pro-poor growth, but it is pro-rich in urban areas. However, the study conceals disparities in the regions due to the constraints of informational orders. The study recommends specific policy measures to increase, specifically household surveys in twelve regions in the Republic of Congo to better understand the extent of poverty.

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Victorie, N. (2014) Economic Growth and Poverty: Pro-Poor Growth? In the Republic of Congo. Theoretical Economics Letters, 4, 472-476. doi: 10.4236/tel.2014.46059.

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