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.
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 dicussion 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.
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.