Fragility undermines efforts geared towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Many international organisations and national governments recognise this today and are attempting to reduce fragility within their borders. The majority of the research has focused on peace building and governance, however, extreme poverty in fragile areas should also be a concern for policy makers.
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To what extent are anti-discrimination policies and actions required to ensure the eradication of extreme poverty? Overseas Development Institute (ODI) in London hosted an event on the 16th June 2016 'Anti-discrimination measures: a path out of poverty' to launch the findings of an evidence review on impact of anti-discrimination measures and affirmative actions on the lives of the poorest people in middle and low-income countries.
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This was the question asked by a three-year research project, led by ODI, in collaboration with partners in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India and Nepal. This blog discusses the questions and ideas that came out of a recent workshop on this project. Read More