Tag: chronic poverty

Is doing something about inequality a choice between bash the rich v tackling poverty? Some thoughts for Blog Action Day

Today is Blog Action Day, and we’re all supposed to blog about inequality. Ricardo Fuentes (Oxfam Head of Research) & his team are even marking the day by kicking off a new inequality-themed blog, Mind the Gap – check it out. I’ve already done my more general call to arms for BAD, so here’s something more in […]

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Is ‘Getting to Zero’ really feasible? The new Chronic Poverty Report

OK, I think we’ll draw a veil over the slightly disappointing migration wonkmassacre wonkfirstroundknockout wonkwar and get on with other stuff. The latest Chronic Poverty Report (2014-15) was released last week, and I urge you to take a look. It’s a goldmine of analysis, case studies and graphics (too many for this post, I’ll have to […]

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The gender equality and poverty arguments for social pensions in Asia

For those among you who find a blog length piece about as much as you can absorb in a busy working day, I recommend signing up to the ‘one pagers’ produced by the International Policy Center on Inclusive Growth in Brazil (a UNDP/Government of Brazil joint venture). They provide nice summaries of new research. Here’s […]

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Last post from Manchester: social protection and how do we get to grips with politics and power?

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Random Highlights from the Manchester War on Poverty Conference

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Joe Stiglitz and David Hulme on 'What have we learned from 10 years of war on poverty?'

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New books on development: bad microfinance; climate change and war; what works; inside the World Bank; mobile activism

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Chronic Poverty Report, published 8 July

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