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Well-Being and Poverty in Ethiopia: The Role of Agriculture and Agency

Thursday, March 16, 2006
12:30 - 2:00pm
Room MC11-670

Sponsors: Thematic Group on Poverty Impact Analysis, Monitoring and Evaluation; Empowerment Community of Practice
Presenter: Luc Christiaensen, AFTP2

Growth is critical, but so is the ability of the population to participate. The Bank's Africa Action Plan calls for shared growth-- growth in which poor people benefit. Questions of agency, risk, isolation and extreme gender inequality as well as the sector in which growth is generated affect the extent that people can or cannot take part in economic growth. This analysis of the sources of growth and the factors determining the participation in that growth in Ethiopia provides an insight into the obstacles to inclusive growth as well as strategies to lower these barriers. At this brown-bag lunch, Luc Christiaensen, who led this poverty assessment, will discuss the findings, and the implications for fashioning country strategies for shared growth

Click here for the poverty assessment.

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