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'World Development Report 2000/2001: Attacking Poverty' (which follows 2 other 'World Development Reports' on poverty, in 1980 and 1990) argues that major reductions in all these dimensions of poverty are indeed possible—that the interaction of markets, state institutions, and civil societies can harness the forces of economic integration and technological change to serve the interests of poor people and increase their share of society's prosperity.
Actions are needed in 3 complementary areas: promoting economic opportunities for poor people through equitable growth, better access to markets, and expanded assets; facilitating empowerment by making state institutions more responsive to poor people and removing social barriers that exclude women, ethnic and racial groups, and the socially disadvantaged; and enhancing security by preventing and managing economywide shocks and providing mechanisms to reduce the sources of vulnerability that poor people face. But actions by countries and communities will not be enough. Global actions need to complement national and local initiatives to achieve maximum benefit for poor people throughout the world.
A copublication of the World Bank and Oxford University Press.
|Attacking Poverty: Opportunity, Empowerment, and Security||1|
|Part I Framework|
|The Nature and Evolution of Poverty||15|
|Causes of Poverty and a Framework for Action||31|
|Part II Opportunity|
|Growth, Inequality, and Poverty||45|
|Making Markets Work Better for Poor People||61|
|Expanding Poor People's Assets and Tackling Inequalities||77|
|Part III Empowerment|
|Making State Institutions More Responsive to Poor People||99|
|Removing Social Barriers and Building Social Institutions||117|
|Part IV Security|
|Helping Poor People Manage Risk||135|
|Managing Economic Crises and Natural Disasters||161|
|Part V International Actions|
|Harnessing Global Forces for Poor People||179|
|Reforming Development Cooperation to Attack||189|
|Poverty Bibliographic Note||205|
|Selected World Development Indicators||267|