Madagascar has grown steadily poorer over the past 30 years, with the proportion of the Malagasy population living in absolute poverty having increased from under one-half in the early 1960s to 70 percent in the 1990s. Because poverty reduction is essential to ensuring social stability, political stability and sustained economic growth, a national war on povertythe "lutte national contre la pauvreté"is the centerpiece of economic policy objectives in Madagascar.
|The aim of the joint Cornell-PACT proposal is to improve the policy-making process in Madagascar by:
You can read the full research section of the Ilo proposal, available here in PDF format:
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