Pro-Poor Public Investment

Research Issues

High-Priority Policy Issues for Research

Changes in public investments in rural areas

The program reviews and monitors changes in the levels and composition of public investments, and the causes of these changes, to learn more about government priorities and factors driving changes in trends and composition.

Impact of public investments

Researchers analyze the effects of different types of public investments on growth, distribution, poverty, and the environment in different agroecological, socioeconomic, and administrative regions.

Options for financing growth and poverty reduction

Researchers explore different options for financing investments that will help achieve development goals.

Political and institutional context of public investments

The program investigates the relationship between governance and development outcomes, the influence of governance and political economy issues on resource allocation, and the conditions needed for efficient provision of public goods and services.