CPAN is honored to announce the awarding of the ESRC/DFID Fund for Poverty Alleviation Research for a project on “Understanding and supporting sustained pathways out of extreme poverty and deprivation”. This a major encouragement to continuing improving our work and reaffirms our commitment to investigate how to fight extreme and chronic poverty worldwide.
CPAN will start work on this in July. The overall aim of this project is to increase our understanding of the factors associated with sustained escapes from poverty, of how policies and programmes can support these escapes and the political and institutional pre-conditions under which these policies can successfully be initiated.
The project will be developed in cooperation with the Economic and Social Research Foundation (ESRF) in Tanzania, the Association of Ethiopian Microfinance Institutions (AEMFI) / Ethiopian Inclusive Finance Training and Research Institution (EIFTRI) and The Institute of Policy Analysis and Research (IPAR) in Rwanda. There is a small advisory team as well.
The first few months will be pre-occupied with building policy maker reference groups in each country.
More information on the “Creating sustained pathways out of extreme poverty: Policy and Program support” project will follow soon