Marie Michael Library
The new poverty agenda: an overview
Lipton, Michael; Maxwell, Simon; Edstrom, Jerker; Hatashima, Hiroyuki
This paper summarizes the new conventional wisdom on poverty reduction, identifying its strengths and weaknesses by examining: the meaning and measurement of poverty, labour intensive growth, social services and safety nets, production, role of the state, external factors. Included are suggestions for strengthening British aid.
Institute of Development Studies (IDS)
Poverty, Social Services