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1 Mar 2010: New findings from the National Bureau of Economic Research shows that poverty in Africa is falling at a faster rate than is expected. On this ODI Blog, Director Alison Evans considers if this is too good to be true, and calls on using the MDG review process to reinforce action to build a resilient African economy.
20 Jan 2010: The “Empirical Approaches to the Transmission of Poverty” theme of the Chronic Poverty Research Centre is interested in commissioning original empirical work on the relationship between the inheritance (or failure to inherit) physical assets (and financial resources) and the intergenerational transmission of poverty.
17 Nov 2009: As the mid-term appraisal of the 11th Five Year Plan is taking place, Andrew Shepherd and Amita Shah discusses the achievements of 'Inclusive Growth'.
16 Oct 2009: On International Day for the Eradication of World Poverty, Caroline Harper reflects on children, youth and women as the most vulnerable to the impact of the global financial crisis, and urges action to target such populations.
22 May 2009: Deepa Narayan, Senior Advisor in the Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Network, World Bank presented findings from the 2005 study Moving out of Poverty, Success from the Bottom Up.
22 May 2009: The Chronic Poverty Research Centre responded to the DFID White Paper consulation document in May 2009.
1 May 2009: In its Spring 2009 issue, the European Journal of Development Studies published a review of The Chronic Poverty Report 2008-09 by Oxfam's Duncan Green
24 Mar 2009: The Overseas Development Institute, in partnership with the Chronic Poverty Research Centre and the United Nations Children's Fund published the ODI background note Children in times of economic crisis: Past lessons, future policies on 20 March 2009.
12 Aug 2008: CPRC Associate Director, Professor David Hulme, is cited in an article in The Independent entitled 'Population paradox: Europe's time bomb' looking at uneven demographic trends across the globe and their impact on climate change and the planet's resources
8 Jul 2008: The Chronic Poverty Report 2008-09: Escaping Poverty Traps was launched at the Foreign Press Association, London, by a panel of speakers:
3 Jun 2008: A seminar featuring presentations by Professor David Hulme, Rachel Slater, Dr Armando Barrientos and Dr Sam Hickey was held at ODI to launch a new CPRC book, Social Protection for the Poor and Poorest - Concepts, Policies and Politics
1 Feb 2006: On 1 February 2006, Nobel Laureate Professor Joseph Stiglitz formally launched the BWPI at the University of Manchester with a public lecture focusing on the outcomes of the December 2005 WTO trade talks in Hong Kong, and their effect on economic development and poverty reduction efforts across the globe
4 Oct 2005: The UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) Programme on Youth launched its publication World Youth Report 2005 - Young people today, and in 2015 on 4 October 2005
22 Aug 2005: In a new article in Scientific American, 'Can Extreme Poverty Be Eliminated?', Director of the Earth Institute Jeffrey Sachs argues that although market economics and globalization are lifting the bulk of humanity out of extreme poverty, special measures are needed to help the poorest of the poor
15 Jun 2005: In his opening address to the 8th International Congress on Including Children with Disabilities in the Community on June 15, 2005, Norwegian State Secretary for International Development Olav Kjørven quoted extensively from The Chronic Poverty Report to point out the relationship between impairment, disability, exclusion and poverty
11 Mar 2005: CPRC analysis in The Chronic Poverty Report and other resources was extensively drawn upon in the Commission's attempts to define poverty, identify those most vulnerable, and to highlight the particular depth of poverty across Africa
13 May 2004: A major international donor seminar organised by DFID on Making Development Work for the Poorest was held in London on 12 May 2004
21 Feb 2004: At the February 2004 UN session of the Commission for Social Development, CPRC director David Hulme and CPRC partners Aasha Kapur Mehta from IIPA Delhi and Mark Gorman from HelpAge International highlighted the issue of how people in chronic poverty are often denied the basic services they need
26 Apr 2002: Large numbers of Older People live in Chronic Poverty - and during April 2002 Spain hosted the World Assembly on Ageing (WAA) - the first such meeting for 20 years
1 Mar 2002: CPRC aims to produce policy relevant research that governments and aid agencies will find useful