(Saturday, December 18, 2004)
Our speaker tackled the long-debated issue of whether development strategies should focus on growth, poverty or inequality. Mr. Bourguignon, a leading scholar in the field of development, sheded new light on this debate and draw policy-relevant implications for Egypt. He explored:
1- The nature of the relationship between growth, poverty and inequality;
2- The two-way relationship between growth and distribution; and
3- The scope and role of distributive policies.