Chronic Poverty Research Centre response to the DFID White Paper consultation document
The Chronic Poverty Research Centre responded to the DFID White Paper consulation document in May 2009. The Centre outlined that the White Paper should recognise that:
poverty persists across time and across generations – the concept of chronic poverty now has widespread use in donor agencies, governments and among the general public;
vulnerability can be reduced by social protection – this is cost-effective, and an imperative in the global economic crisis;
and global economic governance must bring poverty into its core, incorporating poverty into macro-economic responses to the crisis.