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

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Chronic Poverty Advisory Network Event

Improving local governance and service delivery: Shouting at the system won’t make it work!

              Overseas Development Institute (ODI) London - 22nd June 2017, 10-11.30 am. 

It is often assumed that civil society advocacy, citizen activism and social accountability mechanisms are necessary for holding local government to account, and for driving improvements in public service delivery. But to what extent is this the case?

This event explores the latest debates, evidence and practice on social accountability, civil society advocacy and local government service delivery. It considers how current policy and assumptions could be revised to more effectively address critical blockages in public service delivery.

This is event is open to the public and will be live streamed online. Click here to know more and to register.


Poverty Dynamics: What is a 'transitory poverty escape'?

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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. 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.

Watch the interview below on extreme and persistent poverty.



Infographics on poverty dynamics

By performing life history interviews, we can illustrate poverty trajectories and understand better the drivers and dynamics behind poverty escapes. Click here to find out more. 



Our Publications

Have a look at our latest publications below. To find more, take a look at our resources page.