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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 Video : Interview with Prof. Frances Stewart

              Overseas Development Institute (ODI) London - 19th June 2017 

On 19 June 2017, CPAN held a technical workshop at ODI, in London, bringing together researchers and academics working on economic growth, human development and political economy. After the meeting, Prof. Frances Stewart, Professor Emeritus of Development Economics at the University of Oxford discussed with Vidya Diwakar, CPAN Senior Research Officer, about the relationship between economic growth, human development and poverty. Look at the video below to follow the discussion! 

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. 

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