Poverty reduction is once more at the top of the agenda in international development with new targets to reduce absolute income poverty by half and reduce other aspects of disadvantage over the first two decades of the 21st century. This important new text assesses the lessons of 50 years of development aid to illuminate the lessons as to what is required to eliminate world poverty in particular the importance of political issues and of listening to the voices of poor people themselves.
ANDREW SHEPHERD is Senior Lecturer in International Development, School of Public Piolicy, University of Birmingham. His extensive research and consultancy work includes a recent evaluation of the British aid programmes work in relation to poverty reduction.
The State of the World's Poorest
The Response: The Performance of States
The Response: Economic Growth is not Enough!
The Response: The International Community
Key Remaining Issues 1: Livelihood Security
Key Remaining Issues 2: Social Policy/Addressing the 'Intractables'
Key Remaining Issues 3: Nation-states, National and Local Politics and Empowerment of the Poor
Key Remaining Issues 4: International Governance
Eradicating Poverty: The Task for the 21st Century