Research Director of the Effective States and Inclusive Development Research Centre Professor Kunal Sen has published a new book: Out of the Shadows?
Dial M for Maps of Poverty (and Malnutrition?)
Policymakers, businesses and NGOs need disaggregated data to guide their actions. But typically this data does not exist below the first administrative level, if at all.
Eight Ways to Create Fiscal Space for Social Protection in the Poorest Countries
International Labour Organisation (ILO) argues that the poorest countries can afford to finance social protection, and there are eight options to create fiscal space.
Social Policy and the Elimination of Extreme Poverty
“In middle-income countries, it may be that growth has lifted all the poor out of poverty who can be lifted; for the rest, social policy will be needed (Raj M. Desai 2015).”
Can Graduation Programmes End Child Poverty?
Can social protection lift up households out of poverty sustainably? The keyword of this sentence is ‘sustainably’.
Cash Transfers Boost the Local Economy in Cambodia
What components or types of social protection programmes most effectively reduce poverty and vulnerability? What about impacts on a local economy?
No Good Projects without Poor Economics
No ‘good’ projects were convincing enough to scale up. ‘Good’ projects were chosen with political, institutional, subjective and unconvincing reasons.
Poverty Trend in Ethiopia
Ethiopia achieved a 10% economic growth over the past decade and a 33% reduction in poverty headcount.
Book launch: “Growth is Dead, Long Live Growth”
An innovative collaboration sends out a strong message into the world, “Growth is dead, long live growth: The quality of economic growth and why it matters”.
Seminar Highlight: IMF/World Bank Annual Meetings 2014
IMF/World Bank Annual Meetings 2014 held several seminars on poverty related issues.