CPRC International Conference 2010

Conference Papers and Presentations

Wednesday 8 September 2010

Parallel Session A: 12.00pm-1.30pm                 


Panel A1: Poverty, Politics and Polarisation        

Room: Seminar Room (Hulme Hall)         

Chair: Olive Moore (Trocaire)   


The Politics of Defining Poverty and Its Alleviation: questioning state strategies through grassroots voices in Kerala

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Glyn Williams, Binitha V Thampi, D Narayana, Sailaja Nandigama,

Dwaipayan Bhattacharyya, Dept of Town and Regional Planning, University of Sheffield, UK

The Politics of Reducing Chronic Poverty: what do we get from a social contract perspective?

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Sam Hickey, School of Environment and Development, University of Manchester, UK

Resolving the Theoretical Ambiguities of Social Exclusion with reference to Polarisation and Conflict

Andrew Fischer, Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Defining Well-being through the Voices of the Poor: An Egyptian Perspective

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Solava Ibrahim, Brooks World Poverty Institute (BWPI), University of Manchester, UK


Panel A2: Conflict, Post-Conflict and Poverty Reduction      

Room: Junior Common Room (Hulme Hall)     

Chair: Joanna Macrae (DFID)


Making Investment in Education part of the Peace Dividend in the DRC

Tom De Herdt, Kristof Titeca and Inge Wagemakers Institute of Development Policy and Management, University of Antwerp, Belgium

The Promise of Peace: accelerating development in Northern Uganda

Sarah Ssewanyana, John Mary Matovu and S. Levine, UNDP, Kampala, Uganda

A Framework for Measuring Human Security in Conflict-zones: a meso-level approach

Neela Mukherjee, Madhumita Parihari and Amitava Mukherjee, Development Tracks RTC, New Delhi, India

Risks and Vulnerabilities in Post Conflict Environments: Lessons from Northern Uganda

Ikanza Betty Kasiko, DRT, Uganda


Panel A3: Tackling Urban Poverty                        

Room: Library (Dalton Ellis Hall)     

Chair: Caroline Moser (GURC, Manchester)



Endowments, entitlements and capabilities – what urban social movements offer to poverty reduction

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Diana Mitlin, School of Environment and Development, University of Manchester, UK and IIED

Employment and mobility among low-income urban households in Dhaka, Bangladesh

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Nicola Banks, Brooks World Poverty Institute (BWPI), University of Manchester, UK

Mind the Gaps: A Political Economy of the Multiple Dimensions of China’s Rural-Urban Divide

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Xiaobing Wang, Piesse and Nick Weaver, School of Social Sciences, University of Manchester, UK

Poverty perception of Space and Architectural Aspirations of the Ultra-poor: some observation from rural homesteads of northern Bangladesh

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Fuad Mallick, BRAC University, Dhaka, Bangladesh


Panel A4: Vulnerability and Poverty Reduction I                       

Room: Old Dining Hall (Hulme Hall)   

Chair: Diane Mulligan (Sightsavers)


Exploring Resilience Avenues for Managing Covariant and Idiosyncratic Poverty related Shocks: the case study of three districts in Tanzania

Flora Kessy, University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and Vendelin Tarmo, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Dar es Salaam

What about the Women? Female Headship, Poverty and Vulnerability in Thailand and Vietnam


Stephan Klasen, Tobias Lechtenfeld and Felix Povel, University of Göttingen, Germany

Shocks and Coping Actions of Rural Households: Empirical evidence from Northeast Thailand

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Songporne Tongruksawattana, H. Waibel and E. Schmidt, Leibniz University of Hannover, Germany

Sexual Trafficking, Poverty and Marginalization and Citizenship in Nepal

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Janet Townsend, Nina Laurie, Meena Poudel and Diane Richardson, University of Newcastle, UK


Panel A5: Assessing Poverty Reduction Programmes        

Room: Committee Room (Dalton Ellis Hall)  

Chair: Rosemary Kaduru (DRT, Uganda)


Information, Access and Targeting: The National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme in India

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Shylashri Shankar, Raghav Gaiha and Rahbendra Jha, Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi, India

Evaluating Targeting Effectiveness from a Multidimensional Perspective: Case Studies from social cash transfer programs in Kenya, Mozambique and Malawi

Ashu Handa, Benjamin Davis, and Nicola Hypher, Save the Children UK, London, UK

Moving Forward: Its poverty agenda challenges, dilemmas and options for Malaysia

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Sulochana Nair, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Legal Empowerment as Pathway out of Poverty: examining BRAC’s human rights strategy in tackling poverty

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Sumaiya F. Islam, BRAC Human Rights and Legal Services (HRLS),



Panel A6: Stopping Poverty in its Tracks: how to Limit the Intergenerational Transmission of Poverty

Room: Music Room (Hulme Hall)                

Chair: Diana Alarcón (UNDP, New York)


How is Poverty Transmitted Intergenerationally and what might be Done to Stop it in its Tracks?

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Kate Bird, Overseas Development Institute (ODI), London, UK

Conflict, Education and the Intergenerational Transmission of Poverty in Northern Uganda

Kate Higgins, Kate Bird, Overseas Development Institute (ODI), London, UK and Andy McKay, Economics Dept, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK

Women and Inheritance in 5 Sub-Saharan African Countries: Opportunities and Challenges for Policy and Practice Change

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Elizabeth Cooper, University of Oxford, UK

Key Findings from the Panel Data of Bangladesh 

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Binayak Sen and Sharifa Begum, Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies, Bangladesh

The Medium-term impact of the Primary Education Stipend in Rural Bangladesh  

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Bob Baulch, CPRC, Vietnam


Panel A7: Global Governance and Global Poverty         

Room: Lecture Room (Dalton Ellis Hall)     

Chair: Rorden Wilkinson (BWPI, Manchester)


Looking for Alternatives in Global Governance: why multi-level health governance is not the answer for poverty reduction

Sophie Harman, City University, London, UK


A Retreat to the Margins? UNCTAD, Global Governance and Poverty Reduction

Ian Taylor, School of International Relations, University of St Andrews

What have the Poor to Gain from the Doha Development Agenda (DDA)?

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James Scott and Rorden Wilkinson, Brooks World Poverty Institute (BWPI), University of Manchester, UK


Panel A8: Human Development and Missing Dimensions of Poverty Data - I (Conceptual Background and Survey Modules)           

Room: Library (Hulme Hall)                                                               

Chair: Sabina Alkire (OPHI, Oxford)


Conceptual basis and overview of the Missing Dimensions program and of the Agency and Empowerment survey module

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Sabina Alkire, OPHI, University of Oxford, UK

Employment survey module and of the Safe and Security survey module

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Jose Manuel Roche, OPHI, University of Oxford, UK

Psychological and Subjective Wellbeing survey module

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Emma Samman, OPHI, University of Oxford, UK


Panel A9: Ill-health and its Impact on Household Livelihoods

Room: Gallery (Dalton Ellis Hall)                 

Chair: Henry Lucas (IDS, Sussex)


What do we Mean by ‘Major Illness’?  The need for new approaches to research on the impact of ill-health on poverty.

Henry Lucas, Institute of Development Studies (IDS), University of Sussex, UK, Ding Shijun, Zhongnan University of Economics and Law, Wuhan, China and Gerald Bloom

Internal Migration and 'Rural/Urban' Households in China: Implications for Health care.

Chen Chuanbo, Renmin University of China, Beijing, China, Henry Lucas, Institute of Development Studies (IDS), University of Sussex, UK, Gerald Bloom and Ding Shijun, Zhongnan University of Economics and Law, Wuhan, China

Health Shock Vulnerabilities and its Correlates: exploring the linkages for in-patient care seekers in West Bengal, India.

Moumita Mukherjee, Barun Kanjilal, Papiya G. Mazumdar, Institute of Health Management Research, Kolkata, India

Catastrophic out-of-pocket Payment for Health Care and its Impact on Households: few evidences from West Bengal, India.

Swadhin Mondal, Institute of Health Management Research, Kolkata, India Barun Kanjilal, Henry Lucas, Institute of Development Studies (IDS), University of Sussex, UK


Panel A10: Social Protection I              

Room: Lecture Theatre (Hulme Hall)                       

Chair: Armando Barrientos (BWPI & CPRC, Manchester)


Multidimensional Targeting: Identifying Beneficiaries of Conditional Cash Transfer Programs

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Viviane Azevedo and Marcos Robles, Inter-American Development Bank, Washington DC, USA

Cash transfers and poverty reduction in Low income countries: Pragmatism or Wishful thinking?

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Anna McCord, Rachel Slater and Rebecca Holmes, Overseas Development Institute (ODI), London, UK

Savings, Assets and Social Protection in the 21st century

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Ray Boshara, New America Foundation, Washington DC, USA

Paying attention to detail: how to transfer cash in cash transfers

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Valentina Barca, Alex Hurrell, Ian MacAuslan, Aly Visram, Jack Willis, Oxford Policy Management, UK