The nopoor project: Enhancing knowledge for renewed policies against poverty

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14 May 2015
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The research project nopoor aims at developing strategies that lead developing and emerging countries out of poverty. Over a period of five years, scientists from all over the world work together in the most relevant EU research programme dedicated to fighting poverty in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

Five years of research, four continents, one vision

The research project nopoor aims at developing strategies that lead developing and emerging countries out of poverty. Over a period of five years, scientists from all over the world work together in the most relevant EU research programme dedicated to fighting poverty in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

A vision of the future for three continents

The first target of the Millenium Development Goals is the reduction of poverty. The MDGs come to an end in 2015 - what will be the next powerful tool to mobilise the world for the fight against poverty? In an attempt to answer this question, nopoor explores old and arising challenges related to poverty, and existing and innovative solutions. With a forward looking perspective, the project develops »surprising futures«, bringing together the knowledge and vision of scientists, society stakeholders and political actors in the global arena.

Poverty: New challenges

In an overall statistical sense, the global standard of living seems to be rising. But a closer look reveals that both hidden poverty and the gap between rich and poor are on the rise. Against this background, the nopoor project regards the reduction of poverty and inequalities as an urgent imperative. The topics explored by the researchers range from the effect that globalisation has on poverty, to the impact of international aid and the need for political transformation.

Building research capacity in Africa, Asia and Latin America

The 20 project partners - high ranking research institutions from all over the world - commit themselves to reinforce research capacity in Africa, Asia and Latin America through the nopoor programme for post graduates and young researchers including mentoring, and through training local National Institutes of Statistics in new methods to measure poverty.

nopoor results: scientific evidence to make a change

How to meet the needs of the world’s poorest? nopoor will provide experts and practitioners and, in particular, policy makers, with new analyses leading to a greater understanding of the areas in which they could make a difference, giving them what they need to implement effective actions and policies that lead out of poverty.

21 Countries of research

Given how big the world is, how big the goal is and how diverse economies and societies are, it needs a broad geographical perspective to meet the global challenge of eradicating poverty. To what extent can strategies in one country, region or continent inspire action in another? nopoor looks out for new empirical evidence on poverty from 21 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America, gaining new insights on poverty from the individual to state level.

Project type:

EU-funded research project in the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) – Social Sciences and Humanities

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Collaborative project (large scale integrated research project)for specific cooperation action dedicated to international cooperation.

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