Growth, inequality and poverty
Our work on prosperity and human well-being explores the ways in which inclusive growth, social policies and political action can improve the prospects of poor and disadvantaged people.
Since the turn of the century, a majority of countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America and the Caribbean have managed to grow their economies, generating jobs and economic opportunity. Growth and redistribution have contributed to a large reduction in extreme poverty and, in some countries, inequality. Improving our understanding of the processes and institutions delivering, or constraining, inclusive growth is urgent as it is essential to building inclusive, fair, prosperous, and democratic societies.
Our research examines the interactions of growth, inequality and poverty. We critically engage with the global development agenda and conduct theoretical, empirical and policy-relevant research on inclusive growth, including urban poverty, social justice, social protection, and the links between environmental change and poverty.
Inclusive growth is essential to building inclusive, fair, prosperous, and democratic societies. Improving our understanding of the processes and institutions delivering, or constraining, inclusive growth is urgent.
Effective States and Inclusive Development
A DFID funded global partnership researching what kind of politics can help development to succeed.
Leverhulme Study of Value
Dedicated to understanding how new and competing ways of valuing social and environmental harm and care present both challenges and opportunities in a rapidly changing world.
Improving research infrastructure in social assistance
Armando Barrientos' funded project examining social assistance programmes.
International Research Initiative on Brazil and Africa
A DFID-funded project uncovering lessons from Brazil’s development experience