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Sustainable Poverty Escapes: Spotlight on Multidimensional Poverty

Organization(s): 
Overseas Development Institute (ODI)
Author(s): 
Vidya Diwakar
Institutional Sponsor: 
United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Publication date: 
Monday, October 31, 2016

This report examines why some households are able to escape poverty and remain out of it—that is, they experience sustained escapes from poverty—while others escape poverty only to return to living in it again, and yet others remain trapped in chronic poverty. In particular, the report investigates the contextual drivers of households that build their resilience capacities, enabling them to escape multidimensional poverty sustainably and minimize the likelihood of remaining in poverty, returning to living in poverty after an escape, or becoming impoverished.

This brief is part of a suite of products produced by LEO to explore sustainable poverty escapes. Country case studies were published for BangladeshEthiopia, and Uganda, along with a methodological note on conducting poverty dynamics research and an infographicAdditional resources include a brief on the policy and program implications of this research.