The politics of what works in reducing chronic poverty
Politics underpins the success as well as the failure of poverty reduction initiatives. However, such processes are poorly understood. This policy brief presents key findings from a comparative research project into the political factors that supported a number of successful anti-poverty programmes. The findings cover areas such as the importance of events, crises and elections; the role of political vs civil society in policy formation and implementation; the importance of discourse and the 'battle of ideas'; the structural shifts in society and economy that underpin policy options; and how new 'political contracts' can be built around pro-poor policies.
CPRC Policy Brief