The project was designed to build on recent research findings on the key factors in reducing poverty by examining the lifetime income opportunities of people living in developing countries. The research aimed to identify some of the paths individuals may take out of poverty. It proposed to investigate which paths are better, by how much are they better, and what prevents movements between these income sources. In addressing the research hypotheses posed, both a general approach and one focusing on the specifics of some of the general issues was adopted using data from Tanzania and Ghana. This final report outlines: the research methods for investigating life time paths out of poverty; the research methods for investigating incomes and its determinants, policy issues, the dissemination of results and the project's highlights.