Friday, June 15, 2007

Ortiz on Poverty Reduction in global and historical perspective

Isabel Ortiz, Senior Interregional Advisor, United Nations, has posted a new paper, Poverty Reduction. It is part of the Initiative for Policy Dialogue. Here's the abstract:
The paper reviews poverty trends and measurements, poverty reduction in historical perspective, the poverty-inequality-growth debate, national poverty reduction strategies, criticisms of the agenda and the need for redistribution, international policies for poverty reduction, and ultimately understanding poverty at a global scale.
It belongs to a series of backgrounders developed at Joseph Stiglitz's Initiative for Policy Dialogue.