Inclusive growth

The power of parity: How advancing women’s equality can add $12 trillion to global growth

McKinsey Global Institute

If women participated in the economy identically to men what would global GDP look like? This report explores the economic potential available if the global gender gap were to be closed, and highlights the role of new regional and global coalitions between policy-makers, non-governmental actors, and private-sector leaders to drive this change. The report maps 15 gender ...» more

State-business relations

Seoul, by Travel Oriented (Flickr)

State-business relations in low income countries are seen as a key determinant of inclusive growth and of structural transformation – shifts in economic structure to more productive activities and sectors. Effective state-business relations can boost economic growth by increasing the rate and the productivity of investment. State-business relations can take the form of ...» more

The social impact of private sector development

Coffee Pickers in Timor-Leste

The private sector can have a transformational impact on peoples’ lives as a creator of jobs and producer of goods and services that poor people use. Donor agencies are paying increasing attention to how private sector development can be leveraged to support poverty reduction and sustainable, equitable and inclusive economic growth. Making use of social development thinking is ...» more

Eliminating extreme poverty in Africa: Trends, policies and the role of international organizations

Zorobabel Bicaba, Zuzana Brixiová, Mthuli Ncube

This paper focuses on: (i) poverty paths in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) under different assumptions on key macroeconomic variables, that is (consumption) growth, population growth and income distribution; and (ii) national, regional and global policies that can be adopted to improve upon poverty outcomes. It explores how policies of global institutions such as the G20 can ...» more

Inclusive growth

Woman in small shop Ghana

Absolute poverty has fallen substantially over the last 30 years, with most of this reduction attributable to rapid economic growth in developing countries. Yet growth often does not meet the needs of the poor. Economic growth in the absence of measures to ensure the sustained equitable distribution of its benefits has frequently perpetuated the concentration of wealth in the ...» more

Paid Work, Women’s Empowerment and Inclusive Growth: Transforming the Structures of Constraint

Naila Kabeer et al.

This report draws on household survey data collected in Egypt, Ghana and Bangladesh by the Pathways of Women’s Empowerment Research Partners’ Consortium. It examines the ‘resource’ pathways that enhance women’s agency and thereby contribute to the inclusiveness of economic growth. It also looks at the extent to which the structure of economic opportunities, generated by a ...» more

Women’s economic empowerment and inclusive growth: labour markets and enterprise development

Naila Kabeer

The paper aims to examine how empowerment has been conceptualised in the field of gender and development as well as the emergence of an explicit concern with women’s economic empowerment. It also reviews empirical literature on gender and labour markets in order to draw out what they tell us about the blockages and barriers to women’s progress within the economy and about ...» more

Effectiveness of demand-led technical assistance and cooperation on public sector reforms

Key findings: No cases demonstrate unambiguously that improved economic governance and inclusive growth has been the result of demand-led technical assistance. However, existing literature that evaluates technical assistance and public sector reforms in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region shows that public sector reform (PSR) can remove constraints on inclusive ...» more

IFIs, economic reform and inclusive growth in Egypt

In 2004 Egypt began to implement bold economic reforms, supported by its main donors and the International Finance Institutions (IFIs). The reforms, which included macroeconomic policies; financial sector reform; privatisation and structural reforms in trade, taxes and subsides, contributed to a rapid acceleration of growth, making it one of the Middle East and North Africa's ...» more

Mapping Research on Inclusive Growth

This query response provides a mapping of organisations undertaking work on inclusive growth, highlighting key research themes. Where possible the contact details of relevant researchers are also provided.A large range of issues can be seen to have a bearing on the achievement of inclusive growth. These include: human capital accumulation, enabling institutions, inclusive ...» more

Inclusive Growth

Various barriers and constraints to poor people’s participation in growth are identified in the literature. These include:GeographyLimited investment in human capitalPoor healthLimited assets and access to creditEconomic insecuritySome of the literature argues that facilitating access of the poor to growth is insufficient to obtain inclusive growth; attention must also be paid ...» more

Inclusive Growth in Nepal

Magnus Hatlebakk

How can inclusive growth be promoted in Nepal? This paper from the Chr. Michelsen Institute examines pathways out of poverty in Nepal between 1995 and 2003 and proposes ways in which the government, non-governmental organisations and international donors can help foster future inclusive growth. Targeted education and training schemes for the poor and for excluded groups, ...» more

Inclusive Growth Toward a Prosperous Asia: Policy Implications

I Ali, J Zhuang

How can a development strategy based on inclusive growth help developing Asia eradicate extreme poverty and tackle inequality? This paper from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) argues that inclusive growth emphasises creation of, and equal access to opportunities; and that unequal opportunities arise from social exclusion associated with market, institutional, and policy ...» more