Structural Adjustment and Poverty: The Case of Pakistan

@article{Anwar1996StructuralAA,
  title={Structural Adjustment and Poverty: The Case of Pakistan},
  author={T. Anwar},
  journal={The Pakistan Development Review},
  year={1996},
  volume={35},
  pages={911-926}
}
  • T. Anwar
  • Published 1996
  • Economics
  • The Pakistan Development Review
Despite the external shocks in the 1980s, the economy continued to grow at a respectable rate. However, increasing internal and external imbalances caused an economic crisis in 1988 and lead to an implementation of a medium term structural adjustment programme within the framework of the IMF and the World Bank. Neither theory nor existing evidence gives a conclusive verdict about the effects of adjustment policies on poverty. Hence, the paper examines the actual changes in absolute poverty… Expand

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