Chronic Poverty Research Centre
The Chronic Poverty Research Centre (CPRC) is an international partnership of universities, research institutes and NGOs established in 2000 with initial funding from the UK's Department for International Development. Addressing chronic poverty is integral to the Millennium Development Goals and poverty eradication.
CPRC aims to:
- focus attention on chronic poverty
- stimulate national and international debate
- deepen understanding of the causes of chronic poverty
- provide research, analysis and policy guidance that will contribute to its reduction.
The distinguishing feature of chronic poverty is its extended duration. CPRC uses chronic poverty to describe extreme poverty that persists for a long time - many years, an entire life, or even across generations. People in chronic poverty are those who have benefited least from economic growth and development.
The chronically poor are commonly deprived across multiple dimensions. Combinations of capability deprivation, low levels of material assets and socio-political marginality keep them poor over long periods.
- Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS) - Programme of Research on Chronic Poverty in Bangladesh, Dhaka Bangladesh
- Centre for Policy Analysis, Accra, Ghana
- Department of Economics, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, UK
- Development Initiatives, Somerset, UK
- Drylands Programme, International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), Dakar, Senegal
- Economic Policy Research Center, Kampala, Uganda
- FIDESPRA, Cotonou, Benin
- HelpAge International, London, UK
- Indian Institute of Public Administration, New Delhi and CPRC-India partners (Gujarat Institute of Development Research,Jawaharlal Nehru University, National Council of Applied Economic Research)
- Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK
- Institute for Development and Management (IDPM) University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
- Overseas Development Institute, London, UK
- Programme for Land and Agrarian Studies, University of the Western Cape, Bellville, South Africa
Institute of Development Studies, Nairobi, Kenya
- Conceptualising Chronic Poverty Article provided by Elsevier in its journal World Development
- Chronic Poverty and Development Policy in India
- This paper discusses the functioning of drivers and maintainers of chronic poverty. Divided in two sections. Fernando Bonilla.
- Chronic Poverty: Meanings and Measurement
- Chronic Poverty in India: overview study
- ODI Opinions 21 Chronic poverty a way out of the trap
- Assessing the Extent and Nature of Chronic Poverty in Low Income Countries: Issues and Evidence Andrew McKay and David Lawson, University of Nottingham, UK
- Breaking the Vicious Circle of Chronic Poverty
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