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Workshop: Poverty Reduction and Policy Regimes

Date: 22 - 23 Nov 2007



Yusuf Bangura, Coordinator of UNRISD’s Poverty Project, is holding a workshop with his Malaysian research team from the 22-23 of November 2007 in Malaysia.

UNRISD recently initiated this project to study the causes, dimensions and dynamics of poverty. The work itself adopts a ‘policy regime approach’ to examine the ways poverty outcomes are shaped by the configuration of institutions and policies in a triad of economic development, social policy and politics. The project has two components.

The first intends to examine policy regimes and poverty reduction. This will entail in-depth research by teams of researchers in Botswana, Brazil, Costa Rica, India, Kenya, Malaysia, South Africa and China (Taiwan Province). In addition, overview papers addressing these issues will be prepared on China, Finland, Ireland, Mozambique, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Sri Lanka, the former USSR and Viet Nam.

The second part of the project involves work related to the preparation of an UNRISD Flagship Report on Poverty to be published in 2009.