What we do
CPAN works to draw attention to the needs and interests of chronically poor people, and what can be done by and for them, reflecting the Leave No One Behind (LNOB) principle of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It works across several cross-cutting themes and is committed to exploring what it will take to eradicate extreme poverty through maximising sustained escapes and minimising temporary escapes from poverty. Our projects are aimed at creating high-quality evidence-based research, at providing policy advice, carrying out policy monitoring, and driving policy-focused dissemination and engagement at the national and international levels.
CPAN research investigates the dynamics and drivers of poverty dynamics to understand how pathways for sustained poverty escape differ and what countries need to do to enhance the escape from and reduce the incidence of transitory escapes.
Pro-Poorest Economic Growth
CPAN provides the knowledge needed to develop and implement measures that will ensure that the poorest people are included in economic growth. It also works on stimulating national and international debates about including the poorest in growth.
Governance and Social Inclusion
What’s the role of good governance in reducing poverty? What are the key features of social inclusion programmes that allow poor people to escape from poverty ? CPAN research on the role of social protection and governance in preventing impoverishment.
There is a little understanding of the links between climate change and poverty dynamics. CPAN is currently working on on exploring these links and to propose measures aimed at limiting the negative impact of climate change on the poorest communities and households
In addition to research, CPAN also monitors key national policies to help eradicate poverty, and to foster policy change at the national and international levels
CPAN is developing an index to evaluate key policies to help eradicate poverty in 31 countries with more than 5 million extremely poor people in 2011. 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 progress toward zero poverty.
Chronic Poverty Coalitions
CPAN aims to build structured policy advocacy actions at the national level in developing countries to bridge research, policy and programme design and implementation with the policy making process to influence policy makers and ensure that the poorest are at the centre of any poverty eradication policy plan.
CPAN responsive work
CPAN offers responsive and consultancy work for donors’ agencies and philanthropists who want to re-shape or inform their funding strategies and planning (e.g. UN agencies, USAID, SIDA, IKEA Foundation).