Urbanization in the Developing World: Too Early or Too Slow?
We describe patterns of urbanization in the developing world and the extent to which they differ from the developed world. We consider the extent to which urbanization in the developing … Continue reading
Why Do People Stay Poor?
There are two views as to why people stay poor. The equal opportunity view emphasizes that differences in individual traits like talent or motivation make the poor choose low productivity … Continue reading
COVID-19 and global poverty Are LDCs being left behind?
This paper provides a preliminary assessment of COVID-19’s impact on global poverty in the light of the IMF’s April 2020 growth forecasts. The analysis shows that the pandemic will have … Continue reading
Understanding the relationship between Poverty and Inequality
In this report we summarise the findings from a series of papers that explore the relationships between poverty measured in various ways and inequalities in people’s incomes. This programme of … Continue reading
Beyond income, beyond averages, beyond today: Inequalities in human development in the 21st century
The demonstrations sweeping across the world today signal that, despite unprecedented progress against poverty, hunger and disease, many societies are not working as they should. The connecting thread, is inequality. … Continue reading
The effect of remittances on poverty reduction in Asia
This paper studies the effect of per capita remittances on poverty in 25 labour-sending countries of Asia between 1991 and 2015. The total remittance flows to this region has been … Continue reading
Urban Informality as a Site of Critical Analysis
Across the Global South, the realities of urban informality are changing, with implications for how we understand this phenomenon across economic, spatial, and political domains. Recent accounts have attempted to … Continue reading