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Training and Capacity Building


The Nopoor consortium has set up a permanent network of partner institutions with extensive scientific and training expertise. In this way, the project provides an opportunity to disseminate new knowledge to the different disciplines represented by the project (economics, statistics, sociology, law, political sciences and demography) and expertise on certain methods. Major cooperation with national statistical institutes (NSIs) is being scaled up for capacity building - i.e. technological transfers on data collection (surveys) and training on statistical methods.

During the past years the consortium has made:

- Two summer schools for young Southern researchers. One of them on methodologies for identifying poverty on a multidisciplinary basis (concepts, measurement, and qualitative and quantitative methods). And the other on policies to roll back poverty, including the role of civil society (case studies and assessment methods). The University of Paris-Dauphine is the host of one summer school. The other summer school is set to be held in a Southern country (not yet identified).

- A doctoral and research seminar held in Southern countries modelled, for example, on the "Doctoral Day in Social Sciences" jointly hosted by IRD and VASS in Vietnam. Each partner informs the others of these seminars and hosts students and senior researchers from partner institutions.


  • More than a third of researchers involved in the programme are young non-European researchers.
  • Host institution provides mentoring and joint PhD supervision to junior researchers.
  • Encouragement to hire young Southern partner’s researchers and female researchers is done.
  • PhD and post-doc students have the opportunity to work with European partner institutions from one month to a year.