This study is a first step in clarifying the causal relationship between conflict and poverty in order to lay the foundations for further research and robust policy recommendations. Commissioned by the Overseas Development Institute and the Chronic Poverty Research Centre, the study reviews the multi-disciplinary literature on the impact of conflict on the intergenerational transmission (IGT) of chronic poverty. It addresses the following issues: the mechanisms by which conflict causes poverty, the duration of the resulting poverty, the likelihood that poverty will be transmitted intergenerationally, the types of conflicts that generate poverty and the households and individuals most affected by conflict-related poverty. In this report we focus on the impact of conflict on civilians; we do not address the recruitment, disarmament, demobilization and reintegration of combatants.
The impact of conflict on theintergenerational transmission ofchronic poverty: An overview and annotated bibliography, CPRC Working Paper No. 71, CPRC Annotated Bibliography No. 4, Chronic Poverty Research Centre (CPRC), Manchester, UK, ISBN 1-904049-70-2, v + 58 pp.