Poverty and shared prosperity 2016: taking on inequality

World Bank Group. Co-directors: José Cuesta and Mario Negre
Books

Washington, DC: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 978-1-4648-0958-3

The Poverty and Shared Prosperity series provides a global audience with the latest and most accurate estimates on trends in global poverty and shared prosperity, as well as in-depth research into policies and interventions that can make a difference for the world’s poorest. The 2016 edition takes a close look at the role that inequality reduction plays in ending extreme poverty and improving the livelihoods of the poorest in every country. It looks at recent country experiences that have been successful in reducing inequality, provides key lessons from those experiences, and synthesizes the rigorous evidence on public policies that can shift inequality in a way that bolsters poverty reduction and shared prosperity in a sustainable manner. In doing so, the report addresses some myths about the global picture of inequality, and what works to reduce it.

About the author

Negre, Mario

Economist

Mario Negre

Further experts

Brüntrup, Michael

Agricultural Economist 

Burchi, Francesco

Development Economist 

Loewe, Markus

Economist 

Rippin, Nicole

Economist 

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