This contribution to the conference addresses two main issues related to the conference objectives. Firstly, what is extreme poverty? Secondly, what does it take to reach the very poor and build partnerships with them in development programs?
People living in persistent poverty, the indispensable partners insustainable development, presented at Staying Poor: Chronic Poverty and Development Policy, Institute for Development Policy and Management, University of Manchester, 7-9 April 2003. Chronic Poverty Research Centre (CPRC), Manchester, UK, 6 pp.