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Research Themes

Our aim is to build evidence, insights, and solutions that help end extreme poverty globally. We want governments, decision makers, and citizens around the globe to have better access to data, tools, and solutions to help end extreme poverty.

To do this, over seven years (2021-2028) our work will influence the design and implementation of policies, strategies, and investments through three research themes.

  1. Who is living in extreme poverty and how is their situation evolving?
  2. What drives extreme poverty?
  3. How can we end extreme poverty?
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Our Themes

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Measuring extreme poverty

Who is living in extreme poverty?

Testing new and better ways to measure extreme poverty, drawing on innovations in collecting and analysing data to support governments and decision makers in more effectively targeting their investments.

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Drivers and patterns of extreme poverty

What drives extreme poverty?

Investigating the patterns of extreme poverty that are emerging, those that are persisting and the drivers of these patterns, to help inform how we tackle extreme poverty today.

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Evaluating impacts on extreme poverty

How can we end extreme poverty?

Evaluating how interventions do or do not succeed in reducing extreme poverty, and sharing lessons and solutions with governments, organisations, and institutions.

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