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Chronic Poverty Advisory Network

The role of the Chronic Poverty Advisory Network (CPAN) is to increase awareness of chronic poverty, ensuring that chronically poor people are not forgotten by policy makers, and to use evidence to improve the effectiveness of policies and programmes at reducing chronic poverty.

CPAN research focuses on six main themes (Financial Inclusion, Private Sector, Education, Energy, and Employment) and has so far resulted in a portfolio of sector and thematic policy guides. With this set of resources, CPAN aims to help policymakers and programme designers using evidence about chronic poverty and poverty dynamics in designing policies and programmes to

1.    Contribute to addressing the causes of chronic poverty

2.    Assist the poorest households to escape poverty

3.    Prevent impoverishment.

With partners in 16 countries, CPAN emerged from the Chronic Poverty Research Centre (CPRC), which worked to assess and explain the extent and nature of chronic poverty in developing countries. There is now an urgent need to make these findings better known among policy makers, and to develop practical guidance, and new policies and programmes to facilitate escapes from poverty, prevent descents into it and address the causes of chronic poverty.

The CPRC demonstrated that there is considerable overlap between people who live in chronic poverty and those who are severely poor. It is on these two groups of poorest people which CPAN focuses its work.

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Explore all of CPAN's latest research and analysis.

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Staff

  1. Getting back on track to end extreme poverty

    Event

  2. Sustaining pathways out of extreme poverty

    Event

  3. Improving local governance and service delivery

    Event

  4. Good governance, local government, accountability and service delivery in Tanzania

    Working papers

  5. Improving the delivery of public services: what role could a local governance index play?

    Working papers

  6. Compatible or contradictory? The challenge of inclusive structural economic and environmental transformation

    Working papers

  7. Sustainable escapes from poverty through productive inclusion

    Research reports

  8. Ensuring escapes from poverty are sustained in rural Ethiopia

    Research reports

  9. Ensuring escapes from poverty are sustained in Uganda

    Research reports

  10. Ensuring escapes from poverty are sustained in rural Bangladesh

    Research reports

  11. What policy lessons can be learnt from cases of pro-poorest growth?

    Working papers

  12. Policy brief: meeting the challenge of a new pro-poor agricultural paradigm

    Briefing/policy papers

  13. Pro-poorest economic growth: employment and social assistance contributions to the eradication of extreme poverty

    Briefing/policy papers

  14. Getting to zero: tackling extreme poverty through private sector development

    Briefing/policy papers

  15. Meeting the challenge of a new pro-poor agricultural paradigm: the role of agricultural policies and programmes

    Research reports

  16. Education policy guide: a guide to what works in policy and practice

    Research reports

  17. Addressing chronic poverty in middle-income countries: getting close to zero

    Research reports

  18. Conference report: ‘Incorporating Pro-Poorest Growth in the SDGs: Moving Beyond the MDGs’

    Research reports