This Reading Pack presents a list of selected readings around key issues on extreme and persistent poverty: measurement, economic growth, politics and governance, the non-existence of ‘magic bullet’ solutions, the importance and difficulty of the employment and self-employment agenda, the context-specificity of policy; and the nature of poverty traps.
Shepherd, A. Extreme and Persistent Poverty. GSDRC Professional Development Reading Pack no.21. Governance and Social Development Resource Centre, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK (2015) 5 pp.