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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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Inclusive Growth guidance
- World Bank PovertyNet: Achieving Shared Growth
This website hosted by the World Bank contains a large selection of materials related to shared growth, inclusive growth and pro-poor growth. It provides tools, methods and key readings to analyse linkages between growth, inequality, and poverty reduction, including an introduction to the Diagnostic Facility for Shared Growth and the Operationalizing Pro-Poor Growth work programmes.
- World Bank Poverty and Inequality Research: Pro-poor Growth
This component of the World Bank’s poverty research programme explores pro-poor growth and inequality at the country and sub-national levels as well as income dynamics, risk and vulnerability, and social exclusion and poverty. It includes a small collection of working papers and links to related documents on pro-poor growth.
- World Bank: Employment and Shared Growth
This sub-section of the World Bank's Poverty Reduction and Equity programme explores the links between employment, growth and poverty reduction. It also hosts the Employment Lab, a diagnostic toolbox which includes guidance, data sources and country studies on employment on growth.
- Commission on Growth and Development
The Commission on Growth and Development is a network of practitioners and policymakers, aiming to gain a better understanding of the policies and strategies that underlie rapid and sustained economic growth and poverty reduction. The website is focused around the Growth Report, which looks at how developing countries can achieve fast sustained and equitable growth. The website also includes a selection of background thematic papers on inclusive growth authored by commission members.
- International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG)
The IPC-IG, formerly the International Poverty Centre, is a joint initiative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Government of Brazil. It aims to facilitate South-South learning in development solutions by fostering policy dialogue, carrying out policy-oriented research, and conducting training and evaluation. The sub-section on inclusive growth includes collections of recent publications on related themes.
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development – Development Assistance Committee (OECD-DAC): Network on Poverty Reduction (POVNET)
POVNET aims to increase the impact of economic growth on poverty reduction. The website contains guidance for donors including case studies, guidelines, manuals and policy messages.
- United Nations University – World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER): Poverty, Inequality and Wellbeing
UNU-WIDER’s cross-cutting research project on poverty, inequality and well-being covers a wide range of issues related to economic development, including growth, inequality, poverty reduction, social protection, and human development. Each sub-section includes a short project description as well as links to relevant publications and conference material.
- Asian Development Bank (ADB): Pro-poor Sustainable Economic Growth
This component of the ADB’s Poverty Reduction Framework focuses on economic infrastructure, private sector development and regional cooperation as essential for achieving inclusive growth. The website provides a link to the ADB’s large database of knowledge products on pro-poor growth.
- 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.
- 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.