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Sustainable Poverty Escapes: What Resilience and Risk Factors Really Matter? - Event Resources

Author(s): 
Lucy Scott
Vidya Diwakar
Syed Hashemi
Anna Garloch
Andrew Shepherd
Susan Markham
Amber Lily Kenny
Institutional Sponsor: 
United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

Sustainably ending poverty means ensuring that households that have escaped poverty do not descend back into poverty over time. It also means ensuring that non-poor households do not fall into poverty in the first place. In three case studies of rural populations in Ethiopia, Uganda, and Bangladesh, the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), through the Leveraging Economic Opportunities (LEO) project, has investigated these poverty dynamics. This work highlights the risk and resilience factors that influence how and when poverty escapes are sustainable and when they are not.

This joint Microlinks and Agrilinks special event was supported by the USAID Center for Resilience, Bureau for Food Security, and Bureau for Economic Growth, Education & Environment. Our panelists presented and discussed the findings from those case studies, as well as the policy and programmatic implications of building resilience to ensure poverty escapes are sustainable over time.