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Sustaining Gains in Poverty Reduction and Human Development in the Middle East and North Africa

by Farrukh Iqbal

Sustaining Gains in Poverty Reduction and Human Development in the Middle East and North Africa Synopsis

This book reviews the experience of the MENA region with poverty and human development since the mid-1980s. It finds that poverty rates did not decline by much during this period while health and education indicators improved substantially. The stagnation of poverty rates is ascribed to the stagnation of the region's economies during this period while the improvement in human indicators is likely due to several factors including improvement in the delivery of public health and education services.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780821365274
Publication date: 15th May 2006
Author: Farrukh Iqbal
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 132 pages
Categories: Macroeconomics,

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