ODID Academics Contribute to New Note on Future of Poverty Research and Policy

14 May, 2012

The Overseas Development Institute (ODI) has published a new note on the future of poverty research and policy that brings together the opinions of a number of leading researchers in the field, including several ODID academics.

"Understanding Poverty and Wellbeing: A Note with Implications for Research and Policy" is the product of sessions convened by the Department for International Development (DFID) with poverty researchers in late 2010 and early 2011.The note takes stock of poverty research to date, proposes a set of ‘building blocks’ or lessons learnt in terms of poverty policy analysis and research, and identifies challenges and future directions for research.

The academics from ODID included Young Lives Director Jo Boyden; Sabina Alkire, John Hammock and Gaston Yalonetzky of the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI); and Professor Frances Stewart, formerly direcor of the Department and of the Centre for Research on Inequality, Human Security and Ethnicity (CRISE). Other authors included David Hulme (University of Manchester), Clare Melamed (ODI), Allister McGregor (Institute of Development Studies, IDS), Diana Mitlin (International Institute for Environement and Development), Andrew Norton (ODI), Andrew Shepherd (ODI) and Andy Sumner (IDS).

A number of the authors have commented on the note, including David Hulme, Andrew Norton and Andy Sumner. Young Lives Senior Policy Officer Paul Dornan has also written about the findings here.

Read the full paper.