Absolute poverty has fallen substantially over the last 30 years, with most of this reduction attributable to rapid economic growth in developing countries. Yet growth often does not meet the needs of the poor. Economic growth in the absence of measures to ensure the sustained equitable distribution of its benefits has frequently perpetuated the concentration of wealth in the hands of those already better off. Many governments and donors have therefore come to realise that, to significantly reduce poverty, they need to promote inclusive growth.
Alexander, A. Inclusive growth: Topic guide. Governance and Social Development Resource Centre, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK (2015) 30 pp.