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  • Spring meeting participants show their support for the campaign to end extreme poverty.

    While economic growth remains vital for reducing poverty, growth has its limits, according to a World Bank paper released April 10. Countries need to complement efforts to enhance growth with policies that allocate more resources to the extreme poor.  Read More »

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Working Paper
Road construction machinery at work in Kazakhstan.

This paper estimates the effect of government investment on private investment in a sample of 39 low-income countries. The analysis finds that an extra dollar of government investment raises private investment by roughly two dollars and output by 1.5 dollars.

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Understanding growth is crucial to understanding the relative merits of government interventions in international trade, financial markets, health and education, public infrastructure, and governance. Ongoing research seeks to achieve a deeper understanding of the mechanisms that translate policy actions and reforms into growth.