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Working Paper 327 - Poverty in Nigeria: A Multidimensional Approach


Nigeria, despite high GDP growth like its continental peers, is bedevilled by increasing poverty. Most studies, which define poverty in terms of income outcomes, describe this nexus between growth and poverty as non-pro-poor. A small but growing percentage of studies, which dominate the recent development literature and use a combination of income and non- income outcomes to measure poverty, describe this nexus as non-inclusive growth.

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