<span style="text-decoration: underline;">Key points</span>
- Addressing the challenge of chronic poverty is a difficult task, but
one that is now feasible because of the rapidly emerging knowledge
base on the nature of chronic poverty and ‘what works for the
- Action must be nationally specific, and can build on four main pillars
– effective social protection programmes and systems, human
development for the hard to reach, economic growth that includes
chronically poor people, and progressive social change.
- The post-2015 development framework will need to respond to the
vulnerability of poor people, protect the assets they accumulate and
ensure returns to those assets are higher. Health and education
services will need to focus on the poorest. The emphasis on ending
gender and other discrimination needs to be strengthened.
Chronic Poverty Research Centre, London, UK. CPRC Policy Brief 28, 4 pp.
Tackling chronic poverty. CPRC Policy Brief No. 28.