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Enhacing Knowledge for Renewed Policies against Poverty

Understanding Poverty Dynamics

How can we bring some real comfort to the lives of millions of people?

Dedicated research is called for to find better answers to this question. Under the Nopoor project, more than 100 scientists from all over the world are exploring new areas and innovative methods to improve living conditions in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

A Comprehensive Approach

collecting dataHow to explain the persistence and intensification of poverty?

Our approach is comprehensive because we work to identify key dynamics to explain poverty. Yet causes may differ among countries — this calls for policies and actions to be adjusted to each poor country’s characteristics, including access to resources, political regime and living conditions.

Evidence-based Policy Advice

Nopoor brings new knowledge to policymakers around the globe. It complements the EU‘s agenda with consultations, guidance notes and policy briefs. The inclusive research design takes in important poverty alleviation stakeholders— donors and beneficiaries, civil society and researchers, development practitioners and media.

Facts & Figures 

  • Cooperative research for innovative approaches - At least 4 institutions cooperating on each main research topic
  • Substantial resources to generate new knowledge: 5.6 million euros for research, more than 100 research topics
  • Active dissemination of results locally and worldwide: 1.5 million euros for policy dialogue and dissemination
  • Large geographical scope: Research in 21 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America
  • Capacity building for young researchers in Africa, Asia and Latin America - summer schools, seminars, training courses and joint curricula

Nopoor objectives

Nopoor ObjectivesNopoor’s main aim is to identify key mechanisms that explain the persistence and exacerbation of poverty.

  • Improve the measurement of poverty across its many facets
  • Evaluate how globalisation and international aid have transformed the poverty issue in an interdependent environment
  • Examine and draw on lessons from the past and different experiences to improve the effectiveness of domestic policies
  • Identify the role of local interactions between poverty and politics
  • Forecast major, predictable events in the discussion of what comes after the Millennium Development Goals (post-MDG debate), and explore the role of new technologies
  • Recommendations, dissemination of project results and awareness raising