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Sustaining gains in poverty reduction and human development in the Middle East and North Africa

Author: Farrukh Iqbal; World Bank.
Publisher: Washington, DC : World Bank, ©2006.
Series: Orientations in development.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Reviews the experience of the Middle East and North Africa in poverty reduction and human development, with the aim of understanding how growth and social policy trends have interacted to affect  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Statistiques (Descripteur de forme)
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Iqbal, Farrukh.
Sustaining gains in poverty reduction and human development in the Middle East and North Africa.
Washington, DC : World Bank, ©2006
(OCoLC)654287460
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Farrukh Iqbal; World Bank.
ISBN: 9780821365274 0821365274 0821365282 9780821365281
OCLC Number: 68003822
Description: xxv, 106 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Contents: Chapter 1 Income Poverty Trends and Patterns 1 --
Data Availability 1 --
Snapshot of Poverty in the 1980s 1 --
Poverty Trends 6 --
Trends in Inequality 6 --
Poverty Levels from National Poverty Lines 9 --
Factors Underlying Poverty Trends in the Middle East and North Africa 9 --
Economic Vulnerability 13 --
Poverty Characteristics: Evidence from National Poverty Lines 14 --
Chapter 2 Trends in Human Development Indicators 21 --
Regional Comparisons 21 --
Country-Specific Performance 23 --
Gender Dimensions of Human Development 27 --
Chapter 3 Education and Poverty 33 --
Education-Poverty Links 34 --
Education Spending and Poverty Reduction 38 --
Education Quality Considerations 43 --
Chapter 4 Health and Poverty 47 --
Health and Poverty: The Record in the Middle East and North Africa 47 --
Determinants of Health Achievements in the Middle East and North Africa 51 --
Health Challenges Arising from Demographic and Epidemiologic Transition 55 --
Chapter 5 Safety Nets and the Poor 57 --
Food Subsidies 58 --
Energy Subsidies 63 --
Cash Assistance Programs 66 --
Public Works Programs 66 --
Microfinance Programs 70 --
Chapter 6 Sustaining the Gains in Poverty Reduction and Human Development 73 --
Growth Strategy and Poverty Reduction 73 --
Challenges for Human Development 76 --
Strengthening Social Safety Nets 79 --
Appendix 1 Estimating Poverty Rates 83 --
Appendix 2 GDP Per Capita (PPP) for the Middle East and North Africa Region and Comparator Countries, Selected Years, 1960-2000 85 --
Appendix 3 Human Development Statistics: Selected Years 87 --
Table 1.1 Household Survey Years by Middle Eastern and North African Country 2 --
Table 1.2 Poverty Head Count Ratios at $1/Day Line, 1984-91 5 --
Table 1.3 Poverty Head Count Ratios at $2/Day Line, 1984-91 5 --
Table 1.4 Comparison of Poverty Estimates Using International and National Poverty Lines 10 --
Table 1.5 Number of Poor People at Alternative Poverty Lines, 1987 and 2001 14 --
Table 2.1 Human Development in the Middle East and North Africa, Selected Years, 1960-2000 22 --
Table 3.1 Rates of Return on Schooling for Males in Selected Countries, Selected Years 37 --
Table 3.2 Country-Specific Patterns of Public Education Spending, Selected Years, 1970-2000 40.
Series Title: Orientations in development.
Responsibility: Farrakh Iqbal.

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