Financial Development and Poverty Alleviation : Issues and Policy Implications for Developing and Transition Countries

Author/Editor:

Vassili Prokopenko ; Paul Holden

Publication Date:

October 1, 2001

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This paper reviews current thinking on the relationship between financial development and poverty alleviation-a subject that has grown increasingly important in the policy prescriptions of the IMF and other international financial institutions in recent years. Although work on this issue is far from over, some important lessons can be learned from the existing evidence. The paper reflects on these lessons and looks at some of the policy implications of the analysis.

Series:

Working Paper No. 01/160

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

October 1, 2001

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451857740/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA1602001

Format:

Paper

Pages:

40

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