Including the Poor
Proceedings of a Symposium Organized by the World Bank and the International Food Policy Research Institute
WORLD BANK REGIONAL AND SECTORAL STUDIES
Including the Poor Proceedings of a Symposium Organized by the World Bank and the International Food Policy Research Institute
The World Bank Washington, D.C.
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Michael Lipton is Professorial Fellow in Economics at the Institute of Development Studies, Sussex University; at the time of the 1989 World Bank-lFPRI conference on poverty research, he was Program Director of the Food Consumption and Nutrition Program at the International Food Policy Research Institute in Washington. Jacques van der Gaag is Chief of the Human Resources Operations Division in the World Bank's Latin American and the Caribbean Regional Office.
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