Inclusive growth

Inclusive growth

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This gateway guide is designed to point readers to the most useful, credible and up-to-date resources available on the internet in relation to inclusive and pro-poor growth in a development context. It was prepared by Andrew McDevitt and was last updated in October 2011. Suggestions are welcome at:


Inclusive Growth guidance

Academic resources

  • Center for Global Development (CGD): Economic Growth
    This section of the CGD’s website aims to explore strategies for ensuring that economic growth is ‘pro-poor’. It includes a selection of CGD’s own publications on the topic.
  • The International Development Research Centre (IDRC): Globalization, Growth and Poverty
    The IDRC’s research programme on globalization, growth and poverty (GGP) aims to enable developing countries to promote more inclusive and equitable growth. The programme website includes a selection of IDRC publications on the three interrelated themes of: drivers and patterns of inclusive growth, markets and other institutions, and social protection.
  • Poverty Reduction, Equity and Growth Network (PEGNet)
    PEGNet is a network of researchers with an interest in the poverty-inequality-growth nexus, maintained by the Kiel Institute for the World Economy. It aims to facilitate cooperation among researchers, initiate joint activities and use research results as an input for policy advice concerning pro-poor growth strategies. The website includes a good selection of research papers from recent PEGNet conferences.
  • Improving Institutions for Pro-Poor Growth - International and National Levels (IPPG)
    IPPG is a research consortium led by the University of Manchester, which aims to highlight the importance of institutions for economic development and change. The website includes a selection of books, discussion papers and briefing papers, as well as further information on sub-thematic research projects.
  • Improving Institutions for Pro-Poor Growth - Africa and South Asia (iiG)
    iiG is a research consortium led by the University of Oxford, which aims to address a wide array of institutional constraints on achieving pro-poor growth in Africa and South Asia. The website includes a range of research outputs including articles, books, briefing papers, presentations, reports and working papers.
  • Overseas Development Institute (ODI): Growth and Equity Programme
    ODI’s growth and equity programme aims to close the analytical gap between poverty and economic growth. The website includes information on current and past projects, a substantial selection of publications from ODI and other institutions, and reports on events and workshops organised by the growth and equity programme.  
  • Ibero-America Institute for Economic Research
    The Ibero-America Institute for Economic Research runs two research programmes, on a) pro-poor growth, poverty, inequality, and gender, and b) foreign trade, liberalization, and growth. The website includes a large collection of working papers and discussion papers on both themes dating back to 2000.


  • The Growth Blog
    This blog from the Commission on Growth and Development aims to stimulate debate on policies and issues related to inclusive growth.
  • Growth and Crisis Blog
    This blog is written by staff of the World Bank Institute’s (WBI) Growth and Crisis Programme, and features news, resources, tools, ideas and commentary on poverty-related issues.
  • Dani Rodick’s Weblog
    This blog from Dani Rodick, professor of International Political Economy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, discusses issues relating to economic growth and globalisation.
  • D. Blog
    This blog from Dalberg Global Development Advisors (a consulting firm) includes comment on inclusive growth.


Further resources

  • GSDRC: Mapping Research on Inclusive Growth
    This short report complements the GSDRC gateway guide on inclusive growth. It provides a mapping of organisations undertaking work on inclusive growth, highlighting key research themes and relevant researchers where possible. It also identifies a selection of organisations exploring the broader isssues of access to markets, finance and employment.