Two thirds of South African households are poor, using a cut-off of R 2 500-00 per household.
Can better public policy be acheived through focussing less on premade solutions, and more on understanding what works and what has been a failure? The book Poor Economics, provides an argument for rethinking anti-poverty policy. This article summarises thoughts at the Johannesburg launch of the book.
Book review of The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga.