Pro-poor to Inclusive Growth: Asian Prescriptions

Date: May 2007
Type: Papers and Briefs
Series: ERD Policy Briefs
ISSN: 1655-5260 (print)


Inclusive growth is now at the heart of mainstream development economics. This paper explains why developing Asia needs to move its development focus from poverty reduction to inclusive growth. This policy brief examines the implications of such a shift for public policy.


  • Introduction
  • Poverty Reduction: Achievements, Prospects and Challenges
  • Inequalities
  • Poverty Reduction, Pro-poor Growth and Inclusive Growth
  • The Challenge of Inclusive Growth
  • Conclusion
  • References