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Eradicating Chronic Poverty in India: Policy Issues and Challenges

1st - 3rd October, 2008
Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi, India.

Gujarat Institute of Development Research (GIDR)

National Council for Applied Economic Research (NCAER)

Indian Institute of Public Administration (IIPA)

Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU)


The conference will bring together academics and researchers to discuss 9 sub-themes :

  1. Understanding and Measuring Chronic Poverty and Poverty Dynamics in India. 
  2. Spatial profiles of chronic poverty and causal factors
  3. Have the chronically poor gained from poverty alleviation programmes? Where, why and why not?
  4. Macro and Sectoral Issues
  5. Poverty Reduction and Social Protection
  6. Including the Excluded: Reducing Insecurity, Risk and Vulnerability of the Chronic Poor.
  7. Politics of Poverty: Role of Community Based Organisations, political parties, elections, protest activity and organizing against poverty.
  8. Policy Formulation and Implementation
  9. Lessons from successes and failures in eradicating poverty in other countries

Speakers and schedule

Event website

For more information on this event, please contact Indian Institute of Public Administration (IIPA)

Meeting reports

Eradicating Chronic Poverty in India: Policy Issues and Challenges 


Chronic Poverty in India: Policy Responses

Resources and links

Eradicating chronic poverty in India - the CPRC India call for papers is now closed but can be viewed for your information.