Research Director of the Effective States and Inclusive Development Research Centre Professor Kunal Sen has published a new book: Out of the Shadows?
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.
International Labour Organisation (ILO) argues that the poorest countries can afford to finance social protection, and there are eight options to create fiscal space.
“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 social protection lift up households out of poverty sustainably? The keyword of this sentence is ‘sustainably’.
What components or types of social protection programmes most effectively reduce poverty and vulnerability? What about impacts on a local economy?
No ‘good’ projects were convincing enough to scale up. ‘Good’ projects were chosen with political, institutional, subjective and unconvincing reasons.
Ethiopia achieved a 10% economic growth over the past decade and a 33% reduction in poverty headcount.
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”.
IMF/World Bank Annual Meetings 2014 held several seminars on poverty related issues.