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Why Poverty Persists


12:15 pm to 1:45 pm EDT (Please join us for lunch beginning at 11:45 am); Live webcast coming up at the scheduled time


Chair: John Hoddinott, IFPRI; Bob Baulch, Tan Tao University; Agnes Quisumbing, IFPRI; Catherine Porter, University of Oxford


RSVP to Simone Hill-Lee -, 202-862-8107


International Food Policy Research Institute
2033 K Street, NW, Washington, DC
Fourth Floor Conference Facility

Why are some people trapped in chronic poverty, while others are able to escape it? This policy seminar will provide an overview of the major findings and policy recommendations from a recently published book on poverty dynamics in Asia and Africa, and present two country studies (from Bangladesh and Ethiopia) that are included in the book.* Using panel surveys from six Asian and African countries, the presentation will analyze what traps people in chronic poverty, as well as what helps them escape it.