Renowned poverty and inequality scholar Dr. Nanak Kakwani proposed a new approach to assess a country’s growth and development in a recent webinar organized by the Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS). The new approach is part of the study titled “Defining and Measuring Four Development Concepts: Pro-poor Growth, Pro-poor Development, Inclusive Growth, and Inclusive Development”, which he co-authored with Dr. Zakaria Siddiqui. Kakwani is a distinguished fellow of the Gulati Institute of Finance and Taxation in India and former chief economist and director of the United Nations Development Programme International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth in Brazil. He has published six books and over 100 papers in leading international journals.

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