We frequently post blogs on issues of importance to chronic poverty, written both by the CPAN team and a range of external contributors. If you would like to contribute a blog to our website, please contact us.
This blog outlines the story of 50-year-old Nepalese woman. This is a story of tumultuous ups and downs, an escape from poverty followed by a series of shocks that has left her today in a state of despair. Food for thought to develop some initial policy implications on ensuring that escapes from poverty can be sustained in Nepal.
Lessons from history indicate that changes needed to take place in both de jure legislation and in shifting cultural practices, with changes to public discourse as an early part of the process. This is not to suggest that policy transfer is possible or even desirable, but to highlight that achieving progress in gender equitable norms and institutions has never happened overnight before
CPAN is currently working on evaluating the key set of policies in the 31 countries with more than 5 million extremely poor people in 2011, that have the potential to get equitable progress underway during the first 5 years. The goal is to contribute to national and international discussions regarding priority actions and practical first steps to ensure that no one gets excluded from the progress toward zero poverty.
Interviews at the margin of the technical workshop for the 4th Chronic Poverty Report on Growth, 19th June 2017, Overseas Development Institute, London, UK
A blog by Duncan Green, strategic adviser for Oxfam GB, on the CPAN Event ‘Shouting at the system won’t make it work!’ and his thoughts on the use of indexes to hold local officials to account.
A reflection on the CPAN event 'Eradicating poverty: using poverty dynamics to enhance development efforts' by Alfred Bizoza, Director of Research at IPAR Rwanda.
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.
Photo PANITA/ Save the Children Tanzania
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
Andrew Shepherd reports on the ECOSOC meeting on policy integration for poverty eradication in New York, in May 2017. He relates on the discussion and on how CPAN has and can contribute to it.
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.