The Role of Public Investment in Poverty Reduction: Theories, Evidence and Methods

Working and discussion papers
March 2006
Edward Anderson, Paolo de Renzio and Stephanie Levy

This paper explores the linkages between public investment, growth and poverty reduction, with the aim of providing an overall view of existing theories, evidence and methods, and of examining ways to provide better guidance to policy-makers in the use of available techniques and information to set priorities for public investment.

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