The auhtors wish to thank Jo Marie Griesgraber (Chair of the New Rules for Global Finance Coalition) for her critical role in initiating the EPIAM project, as well as Sherman Robinson (who was Division Director and then Institute Fellow at IFPRI when organising the EPIAM workshop) and Joachim von Braun (Director General, IFPRI) for their great support for the EPIAM workshop. The views expressed here are entirely those of the authors and should not be taken as representing those of any person or institution mentioned above.
Analysing Macro-Poverty Linkages: An Overview
Article first published online: 19 APR 2005
Development Policy Review
Special Issue: Analysing macro poverty linkages
Volume 23, Issue 3, pages 243–265, May 2005
How to Cite
Gunter, B. G., Cohen, M. J. and Lofgren, H. (2005), Analysing Macro-Poverty Linkages: An Overview. Development Policy Review, 23: 243–265. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-7679.2005.00285.x
- Issue published online: 19 APR 2005
- Article first published online: 19 APR 2005
The analysis of macro-poverty linkages has emerged as an important but contentious area of national and international policy-making. Over the last few years, considerable progress has been made in understanding the linkages between macroeconomic policies and poverty reduction, as well as in developing evaluation tools and methodologies useful in conducting ex-ante PSIAs of macro policies. Nevertheless, while there are some reasons for optimism about the future, the potential contribution of these insights and tools to poverty reduction is largely unfulfilled. This article provides an introduction to this theme issue on ‘Analysing Macro-Poverty Linkages’ by reviewing (i) macroeconomic policy debates and (ii) methods and tools for evaluating the impact of macro policies on poverty.