Understanding poverty and inequality in the GCR
This project aims to provide an understanding of the nature and extent of inequality in the GCR, as well as unpack its underlying causes, drivers and dynamics. Government policies and programmes aimed at addressing poverty have by and large failed to make significant inroads towards reducing poverty, while economic growth has been accompanied by increasing levels of inequality and persistent poverty. The project takes the view that unless and until inequality is addressed, reducing poverty will remain an intractable challenge. While there have been numerous studies on poverty, none of these has adequately tackled inequality in significant detail.
- What is the nature and extent of inequality in the GCR?
- What are the underlying causes and drivers of inequality in the GCR?
- Why does inequality matter in light of efforts to reduce poverty in the GCR?
- What are the necessary and sufficient conditions for reducing inequality in the GCR?
Outputs in 2012/13
- 1 initial position paper on poverty and inequality, setting the scene for expert analysis of poverty and inequality trends observed in the 2010/12 Quality of Life Survey;
- 4 analysis reports by experts (3 commissioned from external experts) on the nature and pattern of poverty based on the Quality of Life Survey results;
- Transcript packs from Focus Group Discussion posted on the GCRO website;
- 1 GCRO research report based on the position paper, expert analysis reports, and in-depth focus group discussions.