Distinguished Lectures

The Poverty-Growth-Inequality Triangle

Date : 12/18/2004

Speakers : Francois Bourguignon, the World Bank

Our speaker tackled the long-debated issue of whether development strategies should focus on growth, poverty or inequality. Mr. Bourguignon, a leading scholar in the field of development, sheded new light on this debate and draw policy-relevant implications for Egypt. He explored:1- The nature of the relationship between growth, poverty and inequality;2- The two-way relationship between growth and distribution; and 3- The scope and role of distributive policies.