Welcome to the NOPOOR Project
"Enhancing Knowledge for Renewed Policies against Poverty"
NOPOOR aims to build new knowledge on the nature and extent of poverty in developing countries to provide policymakers with a broader understanding of poverty. Poverty cannot be tackled without a comprehensive approach. It is a multidimensional phenomenon, and NOPOOR explores its new and uncharted dimensions. An understanding of poverty entry and exit processes is also needed for achieving MDGs and for making the policies more effective. Twenty experienced partners are involved in the project, which includes ten teams from developing and emerging countries in three regions (Latin America, sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia). These countries have implemented different poverty reduction policies, and this forms the basis for the comparative and case studies approach taken. The project seeks to identify key mechanisms that explain the persistence and exacerbation of poverty, which have been altered by the insertion of developing countries into the globalization process, including trade, aid, FDI and migration, and by the growing interdependence of economies.
NOPOOR puts significant resources into generating new knowledge from
original surveys, database work and
qualitative work. NOPOOR also pursues an active policy
of dissemination and capacity building, including training of young
partner countries researchers and statisticians.
The project is policy-oriented. NOPOOR accompanies the EU's agenda for its policy against poverty and for the review of MDGs by consultations, guidance notes, and policy briefs on issues relating to the program.
In order to enhance the Nopoor Dissemination Activities, a flyer and a logo have been designed.