Immiserizing growth: Growth varies across country contexts, immiserization prevails

Some people can get poorer amid growth, even rapid growth, others can be impoverished (become poor) or be downwardly mobile, or have other dramatically negative experiences – malnutrition, unhappiness, or a loss of community. Andrew Shepherd participated in the workshop 'Immiserizing growth' organised by the University of Toronto to discuss the topic. 

Picture Credits: Panos Pictures 

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Event: Eradicating poverty: using poverty dynamics to enhance development efforts

The Chronic Poverty Advisory Network is pleased to announce the event ‘Eradicating poverty: using poverty dynamics to enhance development efforts’ that will take place in Nairobi, Kenya, on the 3 and 4 May 2017.  In the last years CPAN has produced an extensive set of publications on anti-discrimination and disability, social protection, growth and poverty dynamics. The event aims to present this comprehensive set of publications to policy makers in this dissemination workshop that will also be a preparatory exercise for the 4th Chronic Poverty Report.

Photo Credit:  Pablo Tosco/Oxfam - At the Mentao Nord camp in Burkina Faso. Photo available here

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SDG Series #7: Leaving no one behind - the contribution of pro-poorest growth

A key finding of CPAN’s 2014-5 Chronic Poverty Report was that pro-poorest economic growth is necessary to achieve the first Sustainable Development Goal and more generally to improve all poverty dynamics. An investigation of what policy interventions are required to achieve pro-poorest growth, whether these differ from previous policy prescriptions and whether they differ for countries at different stages of transformation and engaged in different patterns of economic growth is needed. For this reason CPAN has embarked in a research project seeking to answer these questions.

Photo credit: Panos Picture

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