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Staying poor: chronic poverty and development policy

April 7th - 9th, 2003
University of Manchester, UK

Institute for Development and Policy Management


The meeting will bring high level representatives of government such as Gerald Ssendaula, Minister of Finance in Uganda and Pronab Sen, head of India's powerful Planning Commission, together with NGOs and researchers working with chronically poor people at grass roots level.

Speakers and schedule

  • Raghav Gaiha, University of Delhi
  • Selim Jahan, UNDP
  • Naila Kabeer, University of Sussex
  • Ravi Kanbur, Cornell University
  • Julian May, University of Natal
  • Janice E. Perlman, Mega-Cities, Trinity College, USA
  • Martin Ravallion, World Bank
  • Pronab Sen, Planning Commission, Government of India
  • Gerald Ssendaula, Minister of Finance, Planning & Economic Development, Government of Uganda

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