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Strategies for eradicating poverty in LDCs: Findings from research

10:15 AM to 12:30 PM
Istanbul Congress Centre, Room Uksudar 2

Overseas Development Institute

Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies

Laboratoire Paupérisation et Transformations Sociales

Institut National de la Statistique

Centre D'Études, de Documentation et de Recherche Economiques et Sociales

Economic and Social Research Foundation

Development Research and Training


At the Fourth United Nations Conference on Least Developed Countries, the CPRC presents its key messages to eradicate poverty in Bangladesh, Tanzania, Uganda, Burkina Faso, Niger and Senegal.  

There are around half a billion people who live trapped in chronic poverty – poverty that they have experienced for many years,  and perhaps all their lives, and that has irreparably damaged or threatens to damage their capabilities and those of their children’s. In least developed countries, chronic poverty is especially pervasive, as vulnerability is high and economic growth often fragile. Efforts to eradicate poverty by 2015 can only be achieved if chronic poverty, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, is effectively tackled.

The Chronic Poverty Research Centre (CPRC) is an international partnership of universities, research institutes and NGOs. For the past ten years, the CPRC has undertaken research to deepen understanding of the causes of chronic poverty, and provide analysis and policy guidance that will contribute to its reduction.

Research findings to eradicate poverty in least developed countries will be presented by CPRC partners in Bangladesh, Tanzania, Uganda, Burkina Faso, Niger and Senegal. The countries’ overall key messages for policy makers will also be presented in this event.

Speakers and schedule

  • Mafing Konde, Centre D’Études, de Documentation et de Recherche Economiques et Sociales, Burkina Faso. view presentation
  • Moctar Seydou, Institut National de la Statistique Niger, Niger. view presentation
  • Abdou Sallam Fall, Le laboratoire de recherche sur les transformations économiques et sociales de l’IFAN, Senegal. view presentation
  • Binayak Sen, Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies, Bangladesh. view presentation
  • Festo Maro, Economic and Social Research Foundation, Tanzania. view presentation
  • Rosemary Kaduru, Executive Director, Development Research and Training, Uganda. view presentation
  • Andrew Shepherd, Chronic Poverty Research Centre/ Overseas Development Institute, UK. view presentation

Event Website

For more information about the conference, visit The Fourth United Nations Conference on Least Developed Countries.

Meeting reports

A summary of the meeting is available now here.
A full meeting report will be available very soon with more information on country reports and CPRC key messages.


Unpacking the poverty black box: the policy implications of research on chronic poverty and poverty dynamics (CPRC Key messages DRAFT)

Country reports will be available here and on the CPRC site soon. If you would like to receive a notice about country reports, please email

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