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Inclusive Growth: Decomposition, Incidence, and Policies—Lessons for Asia

Publication | March 2017
Inclusive Growth: Decomposition, Incidence, and Policies—Lessons for Asia

Strong growth in agriculture is critical to making growth more inclusive.

We examine dynamic measures of growth inclusiveness derived from growth incidence curves. These curves help identify the extent to which each decile of households benefits from growth. We discuss the main features of growth incidence curves, their design, computation, data requirements, and interpretation. The application of growth incidence curves is illustrated using the case of Senegal. We conclude with policy recommendations derived from the interpretation of growth incidence curves and the case study, which can be applied to Asia, in particular its low- and middle-income countries.

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