2020 Focus briefs on the world's poor and hungry people

2020 vision focus

Assessing the world’s progress against poverty calls for frequent and careful measurements, using household surveys and price data. Fortunately, the task of measuring poverty is becoming easier, and the results are probably getting more accurate over time. The best data for assessing progress against poverty come from surveys of the living standards of nationally representative samples of households. In the past 25 years there has been enormous progress in designing, implementing, and processing such surveys for developing countries, thanks in large part to the efforts of national statistics agencies throughout the world and the support of the donor community and international development agencies. These data provide key information about global and regional progress in alleviating poverty.

1.The Changing Profile of Poverty in the World/Shaohua Chen and Martin Ravallion.
2.Characteristics and Causes of Severe Poverty and Hunger
3.The Poorest and Hungry: Looking Below the Line
4.Mapping Where the Poor Live
5.Child Malnutrition in India and China
6.Poverty and the Globalization of the Food and Agriculture System
7.Poverty Traps: Exploring the Complexity of Causation
8.Economic Growth and Poverty Reduction: Do Poor Countries Need to Worry about Inequality?
9.Determinants of Pro-Poor Growth/Stephan Klasen.
10.Global Macroeconomic Development: The Implications for Poverty
11. Fiscal Policy Instruments and the Political Economy of Designing Programs to Reach the Poorest
12. The Macroeconomic Foundations of Inclusive Middle-Class Growth
13.Economic Reform to Stimulate Growth and Reduce Poverty: The Latin American Experience
14. Poverty, Inequality, and Welfare in a Rapid-Growth Economy: The Chilean Experience
15.International Migration: Can It Improve Living Standards among Poor and Vulnerable Populations?
16.Growth-promoting Social Safety Nets
17.Conditional Cash Transfer Programs: A "Magic Bullet" for Reducing Poverty?
18. How Effective are Food-for-Education Programs?
19. Health Care for the World's Poorest: Is Voluntary (Private) Health Insurance an Option?
20. Designing Insurance For The Poor
21.Social Security: What Can Developing Countries Learn from Developed Countries?
22. Building Capacity to Increase Agricultural Productivity and Incomes of Poor Small-scale Farmers
23.Property Rights for Poverty Reduction
24.Developing and Connecting Markets for Poor Farmers
25.Climate Change: Pro-Poor Adaptation, Risk Management, and Mitigation Strategies
26.Strengthening Women's Assets and Status: Programs Improving Poor Women's Lives
27.Addressing Discrimination and Inequality Among Groups
28.Including People with Disabilities in Actions to Reduce Poverty and Hunger
29.Policies and Lessons for Reaching Indigenous Peoples in Development Programs
30. Trade Liberalization and Children: Understanding and Coping with Children's Vulnerabilities
31.Facing Up to Inequality and Exclusion to End Poverty and Hunger in Latin America
32. Economic Exclusion and Poverty in Asia: The Example of Castes in India
33. Choosing Policy Instruments to Reduce Poverty and Hunger: Is It Possible to Overcome the Feasibility Dilemma?
34.Scaling Up: A Path to Effective Development
35. Improving Governance to Eradicate Hunger and Poverty
36.The Dynamics of Poverty: Why Don't "The Poor" Act Collectively?
37.Land Issues and Poverty Reduction: Requirements for Lasting Peace in Sudan and Afghanistan
38.Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Developing Capacity to Reduce Poverty and Hunger
39.The Millennium Development Goals: How Realistic Are They?
40.Investment Priorities for Economic Growth and Poverty Reduction
41.How to Mobilize Public Resources to Support Poverty Reduction