The sizeable increase in income inequality experienced in advanced economies and many parts of the world since the 1990s and the severe consequences of the global economic and financial crisis have brought distributional issues to the top of the policy agenda.
Senegal’s recent growth performance from the perspective of its poverty-reducing and distributional characteristics has been mixed. Poverty has fallen in the last two decades, although poverty reduction has slowed significantly in recent years.
This issue of F&D examines the economic opportunities and challenges of millennials, who will try to earn a living in a work world decidedly different from the one their parents inhabited.
Despite its vast oil wealth, central Africa still struggles to sustain strong, inclusive economic growth or to generate sufficient employment opportunities, particularly for its fast-growing youth population.
This past fiscal year, the IMF approved $9.2 billion in new loans to 16 countries and increased spending on capacity development for the sixth straight year, to $256 million.
This book looks at inclusive growth policies to address inequality in commodity-exporting countries, particularly natural resource rich countries.