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Journal of Integrative Agriculture  2021, Vol. 20 Issue (4): 868-879    DOI: 10.1016/S2095-3119(20)63397-4
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Paths out of poverty: An eclectic and idiosyncratic review of analytical approaches
Eugenio DÍAZ-BONILLA, Susana CONSTENLA-VILLOSLADA
International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Washington, D.C. 20005, USA
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Abstract  
This paper briefly reviews different debates about approaches for paths out of poverty, considering several views, from the analysis of specific policies to more general or systemic considerations.  The contribution of this paper is to present a broad outline of those debates and to serve as an illustration of the complexity of analyzing paths out of poverty.  It discusses in sequence, the more microeconomic approach of evaluation of individual policies for poverty alleviation; then it moves to broader issues of growth and development strategies, and macroeconomic policies, and their links to the persistence or reduction of poverty; and finally discusses the topic of institutions, related to how policy decisions are made and enforced in societies at the previous three levels.  Finally, the concluding section argues that a successful program to eliminate poverty must integrate all levels of individual policies, macroeconomic programs, development strategies and good institutions.  This paper hopes to contribute to that crucial work.
Keywords:  poverty        economic growth        macroeconomics       microeconomics        randomized control trials  
Received: 08 July 2020   Accepted: 28 March 2021
Corresponding Authors:  Correspondence Eugenio DíAZ-BONILLA, E-mail: e.diaz-bonilla@cgiar.org   

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Eugenio DíAZ-BONILLA, Susana CONSTENLA-VILLOSLADA. 2021. Paths out of poverty: An eclectic and idiosyncratic review of analytical approaches. Journal of Integrative Agriculture, 20(4): 868-879.

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