According to Challenge Paper 1, chronically poor people have not done well over the last 10-15 years, while the majority of the world’s population has been getting wealthier and enjoying a better quality of life. Unless things are different the story will be the same over the next 10 years.
The role of the Chronic Poverty Advisory Network (CPAN) is to increase awareness of chronic poverty, ensuring that chronically poor people are not forgotten by policy makers, and to use evidence to improve the effectiveness of policies and programmes at reducing chronic poverty.
With partners in 15 countries, CPAN emerged from the Chronic Poverty Research Centre (CPRC) , which worked to assess and explain the extent and nature of chronic poverty in developing countries. There is now an urgent need to make these findings better known among policy makers, and to develop practical guidance, and new policies and programmes to facilitate escapes from poverty, prevent descents into it and address the causes of chronic poverty.
The CPRC demonstrated that there is considerable overlap between people who live in chronic poverty and those who are severely poor. It is on these two groups of poorest people which CPAN focuses its work.
Click here to view and download CPAN's leaflet which outlines our key objectives.