worldpoverty@manchester is a series of one-page briefings that aim to provide researchers and policy makers with clear, quickly accessible information on recent and ongoing BWPI research on global poverty.
Contributors comment on important policy issues or debates, and hope to stimulate feedback from readers. We invite readers to add to the debate, by using the link provided on each briefing
The global food crisis and welfare
Tenure and climate adaptability
Reducing malnutrition in rural India
Does microfinance reach the poorest? Findings from rural Pakistan
NGOs and civil society in development and poverty reduction (Nicola Banks with David Hulme) PDF (460 KB)
Violence, crime and poverty in Patna, Bihar (Dennis Rodgers and Shivani Satija) PDF (725 KB)
Demographic landscape in Asia: youth bulge and ageing (Moneer Alam and Armando Barrientos) PDF (342 KB)
Ageing, wellbeing and poverty in the South (Armando Barrientos) PDF (604 KB)
Equity and growth in India (Natalie C. F. Gupta) PDF (201 KB)
Did self-help save Egypt? (Solava Ibrahim) PDF (202 KB)
The inaugural BWPI Global Poverty Summit (James Scott and Rorden Wilkinson) PDF (461 KB)
Working out of poverty in urban Bangladesh (Nicola Banks) PDF (597 KB)
Is global governance failing the world's poor? (David Hulme) PDF (537 KB)
Ten years after world leaders committed to the Millennium Development Goals, the results have been complex and mixed. There are lessons to be drawn for global governance processes.
Climate change adaptation from the bottom up (Manoj Roy and David Hulme) PDF (125 KB)
Climate change will exacerbate the large-scale 'urbanisation of rural poverty' taking place in Bangladesh. Effective poverty reduction policy needs to learn from and build on adaptive strategies developed by poor people living in the slums.
Social transfers reduce extreme poverty (Armando Barrientos) PDF (531 KB)
There has been astonishing growth of social transfer programmes in the South in the last decade. Well designed programmes transfer money and resources directly to poor households, so that they are able to find the most effective ways to escape from extreme poverty.
Will 'philanthrocapitalism' reduce global poverty? (Michael Edwards) PDF (332 KB)
Private philanthropy for international development has increased significantly in recent years. Using the market to attack poverty may be a useful complement to, not a replacement for, other routes to poverty reduction that rely on civil society and public action.
Microcredit impacts in urban Mexico (Miguel Nino Zarazua) PDF (370 KB)
Research in Mexico City and Tula looks at the trickle-down effects of microcredit loans. Improved access to credit could have a wider impact on poverty, generating employment for poor labourers.
The global crisis, social protection and jobs (Joseph Stiglitz) PDF (445 KB)
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