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On the 8th of March 2017, to celebrate women, and particularly poor women in developing countries, CPAN organised a very insightful round-table event to discuss the importance of including women and girls on the Leave No One Behind agenda.
IWD 2017 CPAN Blog series: #3 - Bundled interventions or an ecosystem approach to women economic empowerment, with interventions addressing challenges in different institutions or sectors, are likely to be the most effective.
IWD 2017 CPAN Blog series: #2 - Why do we think women’s economic empowerment matters so much? Without it, many women cannot demand the right to go out to work, run their own business, own land or other assets or control the money that they earn. Without being able to do these things, getting out of poverty is difficult, and their children may also not get the good start in life they need to escape poverty.
IWD 2017 CPAN Blog series: #1 - Give a chronically poor woman a fish and you feed her for a day; teach a chronically poor woman to fish and you feed her (and her family and future generations) for a lifetime.
In celebration of the 2017 International Women’s Day (8th of March), the Chronic Poverty Advisory Network (CPAN) is holding an invitation-only ODI Roundtable to discuss Women’s Economic Empowerment and the practical measures to ensure no one is left behind.
One of the strongest messages of the Agenda 2030 framework is that no one will be left behind in the work to reach a sustainable development by 2030. This means that the poorest and most marginalized and discriminated people must be taken on board. The question is: What works best for whom, and why?
Shofiqul, from Jessore district, Bangladesh, is now 60 years old. During the 1990s, he cultivated rice, jute, wheat and lentils on his own land. By the early 2000s, him and his family were doing very well. Now however, he says that his family has fallen to its lowest level; “in present we only eat rice with salt…in the last few years I have only dreamed about buying an egg. In the last five years, I am unable to give any saree, soap and oil to my wife.”
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.
During the the joint Microlinks-Agrilinks conference held this past September on Sustainable Poverty Escapes, researchers Vidya Diwakar, Lucy Scott, and Andrew Shepherd discussed findings from their research on poverty escapes from rural Bangladesh, Ethiopia, and Uganda. After the event, The Agrilinks team sent audience questions to the presenters, who provided the answers.
This is a review of the Financial Inclusion Policy Guide, by Manuela Kristin Günther. Financial inclusion has become a hot topic in the field of poverty eradication and prevention of impoverishment. Many countries have now set targets for 100% inclusion by 2025. In recent times, India has been on the global forefront of Government-led interventions, rapidly advancing towards near-universal financial inclusion.