It is shown that countries that have sustained notably high rates of economic growth also have governments that have intervened in the economy so as to provide incentives to both private capital and to discipline it. This briefing also takes into account the conditions under which such 'benign collaboration' gives rise to outcomes that are distinctly pro-poor. It is stated that the IPPG (Research Programme on Institutions and Pro-Poor Growth) is concerned with how the relationships between state agents and private producers influence those sectors that are likely to generate productive employment and decent livelihoods.
IPPG Briefing Paper No. Two, DFID, London, UK, 2 pp.