BWPI research programmes currently include:
(Director: Armando Barrientos)
Research under this programme contributes to knowledge of the causes and consequences of extreme and persistent poverty and vulnerability in developing countries and to the understanding of the theoretical basis, design and effectiveness of social protection.
(Directors: David Hulme and Rorden Wilkinson)
Research under this programme seeks to understand why and how the concept of global poverty reduction emerged, examine the role and effectiveness of the institutions engaged in global poverty reduction and explore the forces and normative ideas that will shape their future development.
(Director: Stephanie Barrientos)
This programme develops knowledge on employment and the wellbeing of workers and small producers in global production networks, and contributes to understanding the role of the private sector, civil society, national governments and international organisations in securing real gains for poorer workers and producers in the South.
(Directors: Manoj Roy and David Hulme)
This research programme explores the interrelation between urban poverty, inequality, and conflict, and is being developed in collaboration with GURC and MARC. It currently involves two projects funded by major grants from the ESRC-DFID second call for research on international poverty alleviation, respectively on understanding the tipping point of urban conflict and on poverty and climate change in urban Bangladesh.
(CEO: David Hulme; Research Directors: Sam Hickey and Kunal Sen)
The Effective States and Inclusive Development Research Centre (ESID) is a network of researchers and policy partners in Bangladesh, Ghana, India, Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, the UK and the USA. ESID is hosted by the University of Manchester and is funded by the UK’s Department for International Development.