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


Anti-discrimination measures: a path out of poverty

Policy measures to combat discrimination, and social action to implement such measures are essential to achieve the inclusion of marginalised social groups on good terms in the economy, polity and society.  

Recent research has found that discrimination, in its different forms, can contribute to maintain or push certain categories of people into poverty. It follows that reducing discrimination is a key component of poverty eradication strategies where discrimination is prevalent.

CPAN is holding a panel discussion on the 16th of June to discuss how anti-discrimination measures can impact on poverty eradication strategies. The event is held at the Overseas Development Institute, in London, UK, from 09:45.  Read more.. 

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

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