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.