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World development report 1990 : poverty - publication summary (English)

This is the summary to the World Development Report 1990, which is the thirteenth in the annual series addressing major development issues. This report is about the poor. It is thus about the fundamental issue in economic development the eradication of poverty from the world. The report defines poverty in broad terms, to include literacy, nutrition, and health, as well as income. The evidence suggests that rapid and politically sustainable progress on poverty has been achieved by pursuing a strategy with two equally important elements. The first is to promote the efficient use of the poor's most abundant asset labor. It calls for policies that harness market incentives, social and political institutions, infrastructure and technology. The second element is the provision of basic social services to the poor (e.g. primary health care, family planning, nutrition, and primary education). The report concludes that eliminating poverty altogether is not a realistic goal for the 1990s, but that reducing it greatly is entirely possible. Using plausible assumptions about the global economic environment, and with some policy improvements, the report projects a fall of one third in the number of people in poverty by the year 2000.

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  • Author

    World Bank

  • Document Date

    1990/01/01

  • Document Type

    World Development Report

  • Report Number

    8852

  • Volume No

    1

  • Total Volume(s)

    1

  • Country

    World,

  • Region

    The World Region,

  • Disclosure Date

    2001/05/25

  • Disclosure Status

    Disclosed

  • Doc Name

    World development report 1990 : poverty - publication summary

  • Keywords

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World development report 1990 : poverty - publication summary (English). World Development Report,World Development Indicators Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/671081468139770890/World-development-report-1990-poverty-publication-summary