The impact of government policies on income inequality and the translation of growth into income poverty reduction: protocol for two systematic reviews

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The eradication of poverty has been a central aim of international development for several decades, and the importance of reducing inequality is also increasingly accepted. This paper presents the protocols for two systematic reviews on the government policies and interventions that affect in-country income inequality and the translation of economic growth into reductions in income poverty. The paper describes the background to the reviews and the links between them, their aims and scope, the inclusion criteria, search strategy and synthesis options.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)484-498
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Development Effectiveness
Issue number4
Early online date5 Nov 2015
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2015


  • systematic review
  • income inequality
  • income poverty
  • government policy
  • protocol
  • meta-analysis

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