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The Co-incidence of Pro-Poor and Gender Development Strategies (Case Study In India)

Gender equality is not just a basic human right, but also a prerequisite for poverty reduction and long-term economic prosperity. Gender equality must be considered a predictor of development success. Gender-based inequities, it might be claimed, stifle both economic growth and poverty reduction, and hence have substantial consequences for the design of anti-poverty programs and pro-poor growth strategies.

Economic growth is a prerequisite for the reduction of poverty, but is not sufficient by itself. For economic growth to lead to reduced poverty and improved equality, people who live in poverty must have the possibility themselves, fully and on equal terms, to contribute to economic development and profit from it. In most countries gender equality has increased with economic development.

Gender equality and pro poor growth are linked