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

The Chronic Poverty Advisory Network (CPAN) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB), with the support of DFAT, are organizing a two-day conference on how to incorporate the pro-poorest growth in the SDGs.

 The main objective of the conference is to expose the latest research evidence on pro-poorest growth and to engage the participants in constructive discussions to generate a series of practical policy recommendations. 

Registration to the conference is open! Download the agenda for more information. 

 The conference is part of the DFAT funded project Pro-poorest Growth Policy Analysis”.  


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. This poverty is often passed on to their children, creating an inter-generational cycle of poverty. 

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.

Andrew Shepherd, CPAN Director, in an interview on extreme and persistent poverty for GSDRC Applied Knowledge Services