To eradicate extreme poverty, massive global investment is required in social assistance, education and pro-poorest economic growth
— Chronic Poverty Report 2014-15: The road to zero extreme poverty

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Recent research by ODI revealed that in countries like Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania, a significant proportion of rural households that escaped poverty fell back into it during the following 8 to 10 years. Many non-poor rural households also became poor during the same period.  As a result, the rate of rural households descending into poverty (becoming impoverished) in these countries exceeds the rate of those sustainably escaping it. Investigating such trend has therefore emerged as an absolute priority.

This event will present findings of CPAN’s latest research with the aim to provide the latest evidence on policies and programmes that can assist in achieving positive poverty outcomes. 

The event will be held at the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) in London, on the 6th February 2018 from 9:30 to 15:00. For more information,  click here. To register for the event, click here

Call for Papers and Conference 'Policies and programmes to support poverty reduction' - Kigali, Rwanda, 22 February. 


The Institute of Policy Analysis and Research (IPAR) and the Chronic Poverty Advisory Network (CPAN) are glad to announce the opening of the Call for Papers for the Conference 'Policies and programmes to support poverty reduction'. For more information on the conference, please click here

The closing date for abstracts is January 26th 2018. Send abstract and full paper to by January 26th, 2018. Author of selected papers will be contacted by January 30th. For more information on the call, download the document here.  

Poverty Dynamics: What is a 'transitory poverty escape'?

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What is chronic poverty?

Chronic poverty is the long and grinding poverty that people live in for many years, and for some people, for their whole lives. Chronically poor people need to be at the centre of poverty reduction policies if we are going to achieve the goal of eradicating extreme poverty for good.

Watch the interview below on extreme and persistent poverty.

Infographics on poverty dynamics

By performing life history interviews, we can illustrate poverty trajectories and understand better the drivers and dynamics behind poverty escapes. Click here to find out more. 

Our Publications

Have a look at our latest publications below. To find more, take a look at our resources page.