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Economic Brief - Poverty and Inequality in Tunisia, Morocco and Mauritania

01-Dec-2011

The low absolute poverty rate of North-African countries is often used to demonstrate the pertinence of their economic model. However, even if the poverty rate is accepted as a good metric for the social achievements of a government, its pattern at the country level may mask important variations in the regional poverty rates. Indeed, policymakers have several reasons to be concerned about development disparities between regions.

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