Poverty in a wealthy economy : the case of Nigeria

THOMAS, Saji
CANAGARAJAH, Sudharshan

Publication Date 

2002
36 p

This paper describes the nature and evolution of poverty in Nigeria between 1985 and 1992. It highlights the potential wealth of the Nigerian economy and examines how economic policies pursued in the 1980s and 1990s impacted on economic growth and welfare. The paper proposes that promoting broad-based growth and targeted interventions in health, education and infrastructure need to be central strategies in the fight against poverty in Nigeria

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WP/02/114

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