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Thursday, March 22, 2007 

Looking into the Nexus of Pro-Poor Growth and Equality of Opportunities in Latin-America and the Caribbean
In his own words, Luis Alberto Moreno, President of the IDB, asserts that:

“Latin-America and the Caribbean need a contract of equality of opportunities to ensure that the benefits of economic growth reach the region’s majority”.

As we all know, and taking into context the debates between growth, equality and poverty reduction, there are still unsettled issues about the conditions of growth, and causally structured approaches to examine how inequalities define the impacts of growth on poverty rates.
Despite those challenges, however, it is also good to note that the extensive literature about the subjects can provide some interesting insights about the various dynamics that come between income distribution and equality for the region (see for example, The Income Distribution Problem in latin-America and the Caribbean)

Nonetheless, some of these findings which are of a very technical nature also bring-in a complex problematique for policy-makers, due to the sometimes misleading and conflicting measurements of poverty, growth and inequality.
Thus, elements that mold a complex web for policy-makers, as to fully understand and make use of such findings in order to address policy mixes, and the responsiveness of goals to properly channel growth with poverty reduction. More >>>

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