How to mobilize public resources to support poverty reduction

While the role of public investment in promoting economic growth and poverty reduction is widely recognized, it is not clear how governments can mobilize these resources and use them efficiently and effectively. Exploring these issues in the context of agricultural and rural development and poverty reduction, this brief looks at current trends in public expenditures, strategies to raise public funding, and prospective reforms to increase public spending efficiency.

Author: 
Fan, Shenggen
Saurkar, Anuja
Shields, Ghada
Published date: 
2007
Publisher: 
International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
Series number: 
Special Edition
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