CPRC International Conference 2010

Conference Papers and Presentations

Friday 10 September 2010

Parallel Session E: 11.00am-12.30pm     


Panel  E1: Empirical Studies of Poverty Dynamics II      

Room: Library (Dalton Ellis Hall)     

Chair: Andy McKay (University of Sussex)


Poverty and its Reduction in the small Developing Countries of the Caribbean

Andrew S. Downes, University of the West Indies, Barbados

Evaluating Ten Years of Strategizing for Poverty Reduction: a cross sectional appraisal of the poverty reduction strategy paper initiative

Presentation (pdf)

Richard Marshall and Bernard Walters, School of Social Sciences, University of Manchester, UK

Tracing the War against Poverty in rural Ethopia since 2003 using a complexity social science approach: lessons for research and policy in the 2010s.

Phillippa Bevan, Mokoro Ltd, Oxford, UK

Unemployment and its Poverty Consequences: Poverty trajectories after job loss in different European welfare regimes

Leen Vandecasteele, Centre for Census and Survey Research (CCSR), University of Manchester, UK


Panel  E2: Microinsurance and Poverty Reduction   

Room: Old Dining Hall (Hulme Hall) 

Chair: Susan Steiner (BWPI, Manchester & GIGA, Berlin)


Impact of Microinsurance

Stefan Dercon, University of Oxford

Next Frontiers in Microinsurance: client value and efficiency Lessons from the field

Craig Churchill and Michal Matul, International Labour Organization (ILO)

Participation in Micro Life Insurance in Rural Ghana

Presentation (pdf)

Lena Giesbert, German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA), Hamburg, Germany

Remittances, Banking status and the Usage of Insurance Schemes

Dorothee Crayen, Christa Hainz and Christiane Ströh de Martinez, Free University of Berlin, Germany


Panel  E3: Ageing and Poverty       

Room: Music Room (Hulme Hall)    

Chair: Armando Barrientos (BWPI, Manchester)


Poverty, Ageing and Development: Comparing Brazil and South Africa

Armando Barrientos, Peter Lloyd Sherlock and Julia Mase, Brooks World Poverty Institute, University of Manchester, UK

Changing Intergenerat ional Transfers, Household Structure and the Well-being of the Elderly People in Bangladesh

Presentation (pdf)

Sarah White, Centre for Development Studies, University of Bath, UK

Poverty, Ageing and HIV in Wakiso district Uganda

Presentation (pdf)

Janet Seeley, Flavia Zalwango, Joseph Mugisha and Francien Scholten, School of International Development, University of East Anglia, UK


Panel  E4: Conservation, Rural Livelihoods and Poverty Reduction

Room: Gallery (Dalton Ellis Hall)     

Chair: Dan Brockington (SED, Manchester)


A Review of Research into the Relationships between Protected Areas and Human Well Being

Dan Brockington and George Holmes, School of Environment and Development, University of Manchester, UK

Linking Biodiversity Conservation and Poverty reduction: why and where?

Dilys Roe and Matt Walpole, IIED, London, UK

Dependence of the Poor on Biodiversity: which poor, what biodiversity?

Bhaskar Vira and Andreas Kontoleon, Dept of Geography, University of Cambridge, UK


Panel  E5: The Stages-of-Progress Methodology: Origins, Extensions, and Future Uses

Room: Junior Common Room (Hulme Hall)                       

Chair: David Hulme (BWPI, Manchester)


Rationale and Logic: Why the Stages-of-Progress Methodology was developed, and how it works

Presentation (pdf)

Anirudh Krishna, Duke University, Durham, USA


Examining the Importance of Watershed Resources in the Colombian Andes

Presentation (pdf)

Nancy Johnson, ILRI, St Paul, USA

Investigating Poverty and Livelihood Dynamics in the Nyando Basin of Western Kenya

Presentation (pdf)

Brent Swallow, Leah Onyango, and Wijaya Dassanayake, University of Alberta, Canada

Comparing Results from Stages of Progress and Conventional Monetary Measures: Analyzing Poverty Levels and Dynamics in Rural Kenya

Presentation (pdf)

Maren Radeny and Marrit van den Berg, Wageningen University, The Netherlands



Panel  E6: Growth, Inequality and Structural Poverty in a Middle-income Country:  the case of South Africa

Room: Seminar Room (Hulme Hall)                                          

Chair: Martin Hall (University of Salford)          


Imagining the Margins: Policy, discourse and the government of poverty in South Africa

Presentation (pdf)

Andries du Toit, Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, University of Western Cape, South Africa

The Struggle for Shelter in Durban, South Africa

Presentation (pdf)


Diana Mitlin, School of Environment and Development, University of Manchester, UK and Jan Mogaladi, PLAAS

Growth, Poverty and the Prospects for Informal Self-employment

Presentation (pdf)


David Neves, Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, University of Western Cape, South Africa

Gendered Trends in Income Poverty in post-apartheid South Africa 1997-2006

Dorrit Posel and Michael Rogan, University of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa


Panel  E7: Communicating Chronic Poverty Findings               

Room: Lecture Theatre (Hulme Hall)           

Chair: Charles Lwanga Natale (HelpAge International, Nairobi)


Translating Policy and Research into Influence and Change in Ireland

Eamonn Meehan, Trocaire, Ireland

How can DFID and its Civil Society Partners better use Chronic Poverty research in their work?

Roy Trivedi, DFID

From Research Findings to Policy Change: the role of parliamentarians.

Presentation (pdf)

John Rook, Josee Koch and Paul Msoma, Regional Hunger and Vulnerability Programme, UK

Championing Policy Engagement on Chronic Poverty and Social Protection in Uganda: Experiences from Development Research and Training (DRT)

Presentation (pdf)

Paul Onapa, Concern Worldwide, Kampala, Uganda


Panel  E8: Social protection in Asia: Responding to Vulnerability

Room: Lecture Room (Dalton Ellis Hall)        

Chair: Naila Kabeer (IDS, Sussex)


The Mobility Patterns of Rural-urban migrants and their Social Protection in China: Beyond the extension of urban-based approaches

Yu Zhu and Liyue Lin, Institute of Geography / Centre for Population and Development Research, Fujian Normal University

Conditional Cash Transfers for the Alleviation of Chronic Poverty: the experience of Indonesia

Widjajanti Isdijoso, SMERU Research Institute, Jakarta, Indonesia

The Organization of Community Support for the Rural Aged in the Time of Economic Transition

Presentation (pdf)

Pei Xiaomei and Tang Youcai, Gerontology Centre, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

The Impact of Natural Disasters on the Social Protection System: Empirical Evidences from the Wenchuan Earthquake

Miguel Salazar, Qibin Lu, Xiaojiang Hu, Xinsong Wang, Qiang Zhang, Ling Zhou and Xiulan Zhang

School of Social Development and Public Policy, Beijing University, China


Panel  E9Multidimensional Poverty: Alternative Concepts and

Tailor-made Approaches

Room: Committee Room (Dalton Ellis Hall)                        

Chair: Keetie Roelen (IDS, Sussex)


Cross-national Comparison of Monetary and Multidimensional Child Poverty in the European Union; puzzling with the few pieces that the EU-SILC provides

Geranda Notten and Keetie Roelen, Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, UK 

Defining Child Poverty in South Africa using the socially perceived necessities Approach

Helen Barnes and Gemma Wright, Centre for the Analysis of South African Social Policy, University of Oxford, UK


Profiling Vulnerability in Post-Conflict Environments: the Case of Afghanistan

Maha Ahmed and Franziska Gassmann, Maastricht Graduate School of Governance, The Netherlands

Multidimensional Child Poverty in Vietnam in 2008 – improved lives or impoverished conditions?

Keetie Roelen, Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, UK 


Panel  E10:  Enhancing the Qualitative Dimension in Mixed Methods (Q2) Research on Chronic Poverty:  Lessons Learnt to help Establish a Qualitative Evidence Foundation for National Policymaking               

Room: Library (Hulme Hall)

Chair: Andrew Shephard (ODI, London)                                                 

Discussant: Paul Schaffer (Trent University, Canada)


Enhancing the Qualitative Dimension in Mixed Methods (Q2) Research on Chronic Poverty:  lessons learnt in establishing a qualitative evidence foundation for national policy making in Tanzania

Lucia da Corta & Kate Higgins, GLOCAL, London, UK

Using Life History Research as part of a Mixed Methods strategy to explore Resilience in Conflict and Post-conflict settings  

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

Casting the Net Wide and Deep: lessons learned in a mixed-methods study of poverty dynamics in rural Bangladesh

Peter Davis, Social Development Research Initiative, Bath, UK and Bob Baulch, CPRC Vietnam

The Multidimensionality of Poverty and Educational Research

Shailaja Fennell, University of Cambridge, UK


PhD Panel - Poster session  


 Displayed in main Dining Room – Hulme Hall


The Effects of Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) on Ultra Poor Households in Bangladesh: Evidence from the IGVGD Programme

Nilufa Akhter Khanom, PhD candidate, Faculty of Business and Government, University of Canberra, Australia


Asset Transfer: An Effective Approach for Building Livelihoods and Reducing Vulnerability? The Case of the Chars Livelihoods Programme

Lucy Scott, PhD student, University of Manchester


Impact of Social Cash Transfers on Beneficiary Households from Machinga Social Cash Transfer Scheme, Malawi

Sydney Nkhoma, University of Bradford


Problematising the Impact of Self-help Groups on poverty reduction for poor Indian women

Usharani Rathinam, PhD student, University of Reading


Ten years of Poverty Reduction Agendas in Bangladesh and the Delivery Obstacles for Local-level Urban Spatial Plans: learning from the case of Railway land redevelopment plan, Khulna

Tanjil Sowgat, Lecturer in Urban and Rural Planning Discipline, Khulna University, Bangladesh