For aid donors, the pro-poor growth agenda is not business as usual and more of the same will not be sufficient. Focusing on pro-poor growth and income poverty, Promoting Pro-Poor Growth: Policy Guidance for Donors identifies binding constraints and offers policies and strategies to address them. Policy recommendations aim to help change donor behaviour and pave the way for more effective development co-operation in these areas. This compendium pays special attention to the role of private sector development, agriculture and infrastructure in pro-poor growth – areas that were neglected by many donors during the 1990s but are currently receiving renewed attention in the international development agenda. It also presents a methodology for conducting ex-ante poverty impact assessment, a valuable tool for those whose aim is to maximise the poverty reducing impacts of development interventions.
Table of contents:
Acronyms Pro-Poor Growth: Policy Statement Part I. Key Policy Messages Chapter 1. Introduction Chapter 2. Reducing Economic Poverty through Pro-Poor Growth Chapter 3. Addressing the Multiple Dimensions of Poverty Chapter 4. Political Empowerment and the Policy Making Process Chapter 5. The Role of Donors References Part II. Private Sector Developement Key Policy Messages Overview Chapter 6. Removing Barriers to Formalisation Chapter 7. Implementing Competition Policy in Developing Countries Chapter 8. Promoting the Supply-Side Response: Technical and Financial Assistance for Pro-Poor Growth Chapter 9. The Financial Sectors' Contribution to Pro-Poor Growth Chapter 10. Enhancing Women's Market Access and Promoting Pro-Poor Growth Chapter 11. Constructing Inclusive Public-Private Dialogue Part III. Agriculture Executive Summary Chapter 12. Why We Need a New Agenda for Agriculture -Spotlight on Five Rural Worlds Chapter 13. Increasing Productivity and Improving Market Access -Spotlight on Sub-Sahara Africa Chapter 14. Promoting Diversified Livelihoods -Spotlight on Global Value Chains - Does It Mean Shutting Out Small Producers? Chapter 15. Reducing Risk and Vulnerability -Spotlight on Higher-Risk, Higher-Return Strategies References Part IV. Infrastructure Executive Summary Chapter 17. Scaling Up and Improving Infrastructure for Poverty Reduction Chapter 18. Four Guiding Principles for Using Infrastructure to Reduce Poverty Chapter 19. Implementing the Guiding Principles in Sector Support Chapter 20. Applying the Guiding Principles in Country with Special Needs Chapter 21. Assessing the Effects of Infrastructure on Pro-Poor Growth Chapter 22. Monitoring Implementation of the Guiding Principles Annex IV.1. The InfraPoor Task Team Annex IV.2. Potential Contributions of Infrastructure to the Millennium Development Goals Annex IV.3. Projects and Good Practices Related to the Four Guiding Principles References Part V. Ex ante Poverty Impact Assessment Executive Summary Chapter 23. The Rationale for ex ante Poverty Impact Assessment Chapter 24. How to Do an ex ante PIA Chapter 25. Adjusting Donors' Reporting to Impact Orientation Chapter 26. How to Support and Monitor Implementation of an ex ante PIA References