The impact of conflict on poverty (GSDRC Helpdesk Research Report 1118)

Abstract

Query

Provide an overview of the latest evidence since 2010 on the impact of conflict on poverty.

Overview

There is consensus in the literature that conflict impacts on poverty, but evidence on how this impact occurs is often limited, unsystematic, and sometimes contradictory. Much of the literature also discusses how poverty can contribute to conflict and the possibility of cycles of poverty and conflict as a result. Overall the latest evidence suggests that violent conflict causes and intensifies poverty and its persistence but that context is very important.

Citation

Rohwerder, B. The impact of conflict on poverty (GSDRC Helpdesk Research Report 1118). Governance and Social Development Resource Centre, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK (2014) 11 pp.

The impact of conflict on poverty (GSDRC Helpdesk Research Report 1118)

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