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A surprising turnaround? Rethinking lessons in tackling chronic and extreme poverty in Bangladesh

National Policy Brief: Bangladesh

  • Over the last 25 years the poorest people in Bangladesh have seen considerable improvements in their incomes, levels of education and health.
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Social capital and Community Empowerment: Does it even matter?

I love community health. I love talking about it and thinking about it. The idea of empowering communities to improve their own health and impart social change just makes me feel happy inside. 729 more words

Thoughts And Musings

The Chronic Poverty Report and post-2015: matching policy with people’s lives

Last week the ‘Chronic Poverty Report 2014-2015: The road to zero extreme poverty’ was launched. The report has an eye towards the post-2015 agenda and the global development framework that will follow the MDGs, suggesting a goal and targets to take extreme poverty to a minimum. 733 more words

Aid Power Governance

New Reports Provide Different Perspectives on Poverty

One thing you can say about last week’s War on Poverty anniversary. It sure produced a lot of grist for my mill. I’m having trouble wrapping my mind around it all. 850 more words


Field Research: Bloemfontein, South Africa

In March 2013 I travelled to Bloemfontein, South Africa to conduct field research with the University of Sheffield’s geography department. Prior to the field class we were put into research groups and were partnered with a Non-Profit Organisation based in Bloemfontein. 3,531 more words


Helping others

In sports, business and life, winning is the process of setting, working toward, and achieving goals. Winning can be in the context of winning a golf tournament, a 10K race, a tennis match, or a soccer game. 311 more words

Extreme Poverty