Growth or Equity: Which Should Come First? - Economic Research Forum (ERF)

Growth or Equity: Which Should Come First?

December 10,2014

Keeping in tune with changing economic thought on development strategies and policies, ERF organized live debate on: Which Should Come First, Growth or Equity? The debate took place on  December 10, 2014, in Cairo and was organized in collaboration with the IDRC. To advance this public policy debate, two teams of debaters argued for and against the motion: The Economics of Growth is a More Urgent Priority than the Politics of Equity. The audience voted at both the start and the end of the  debate. Prior to the debate, 33.3% voted that growth should precede equity, while 53.9% voted against.  By the end of the debate, 42% voted for growth, while 52% believed that equity was more important.

Research Fellows

Ahmed Galal

MENA Health Policy Forum

Ravi Kanbur

Research Fellows

Hoda Selim

International Monetary Fund