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DevTalks - Inequalities in Low-Income Developing Countries


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As a part of the “DEV TALKS” Series

Mario Pezzini, Director of the OECD Development Centre and Special Advisor to the OECD Secretary General on Development, 
cordially invites you to a conversation on


Inequalities in Low-Income Developing Countries


Stefania Fabrizio and Marina Mendes

From the International Monetary Fund

Thursday, 2 March 2017
9.30-11.00 am
OECD Headquarters – room E


Most low-income developing countries (LIDCs) have experienced sustained economic growth and rapid poverty reduction during the past two decades. That’s the good news. The challenging news is that income inequality has remained stubbornly high.

To mitigate the negative consequences of inequality, it is critical to understand the distributional impact of growth-enhancing policies on income inequality. Structural reforms of fiscal policies as well as reforms in agriculture, infrastructure and the financial sector can have strong growth payoffs in LIDCs.

Tapping the expertise of the International Monetary Fund, presenters Stefania Fabrizio and Marina Mendes from the Strategy, Policy and Review Department will document the consequences of major reforms in LIDCs on inequality. They will provide additional insights into the economic and distributional impact of specific macroeconomic and structural reforms from country-specific case studies. They will look at, for example, financial sector reforms in Ethiopia to promote private sector activity and subsidy reforms in Malawi to enhance productivity in the agricultural sector.

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