Poverty Alleviation Networks

Here is a list of networks active in poverty reduction and poverty research. Most of them are open for researchers and practitioners willing to interchange knowledge on poverty issues. The Poverty Research Archive covers them all. If your network is missing here, please let me know.

Eldis Poverty Resource Guide www.eldis.org/poverty
The aim of Eldis is to support the documentation, exchange and use of evidence-based development knowledge, to communicate this knowledge effectively through a range of appropriately designed services, to reach audiences of researchers, development practitioners and policy formers at national and international levels, and to provide this information and services free of charge at point of use. The Eldis Poverty Resource Guide offers quick access to key documents, organisations, research themes, discussions and other resources. The Eldis Poverty Community makes it possible to meet other Eldis readers interested in poverty issues.

Poverty Reduction, Equity and Growth Network (PEGNet) http://www.pegnet.ifw-kiel.de
PEGNet brings together researchers with an interest in issues revolving around the poverty-inequality-growth nexus in developing countries, and links them to the German and international development policy bodies.

Comparative Research Programme on Poverty (CROP) http://www.crop.org
CROP is one of the International Social Science Council Programmes. The University of Bergen cosponsors CROP and hosts the Secretariat. CROP organizes Workshops and Events, promotes research activities and establishes Core Projects, and disseminates research through an extensive collection of Resources and Publications.

Partnership for Economic Policy (PEP) http://www.pep-net.org
PEP is a global network of developing country researchers with the skills and reputation to participate in and influence national and international policy debates on poverty issues

Global Call to Action against Poverty (GCAP) www.whiteband.org/blog
GCAP is a growing alliance of trade unions, community groups, faith groups, women and youth organisations, NGOs and other campaigners working together across more than 100 national platforms. GCAP is calling for action from the world’s leaders to meet their promises to end poverty and inequality. GCAP is a Civil Society Movement calling for an end to poverty and inequality.

The Hunger Project (THP) www.thp.org
The Hunger Project is a global, strategic organization committed to the sustainable end of world hunger. In Africa, Asia and Latin America, The Hunger Project empowers millions of women and men to end their own hunger. The Project has pioneered low-cost, bottom-up, gender-focused strategies in each region where hunger persists. In all the work of The Hunger Project, the highest priority is the empowerment of women.

Business Fights Poverty http://businessfightspoverty.ning.com
Business Fights Poverty is a professional network for all those passionate about fighting world poverty through the power of good business.

BOP Source http://bopsource.ning.com
A social network for the 4 billion people at the base of the economic pyramid, the NGO’s that serve them, and the companies that want to do business with them. BOP Source is an interactive platform for collaboration on productive BOP business ideas, to help companies better understand and reach BOP markets, and for NGOs to help facilitate new relationships between their constituencies and companies.

PovertyNet www.worldbank.org/poverty
For an institutional look at poverty issues, the World Bank’s poverty site provides information on poverty impact analysis, poverty definition and measurement methods and other themed publications. There is also information on regions, countries and training and events.

UNDP-UNEP Poverty-Environment Initiative (PEI) www.unpei.org
PEI is a joint programme to provide financial and technical support to countries to build capacity for mainstreaming povertyenvironment linkages into national development planning processes, such as PRSPs and MDG Achievement Strategies. The PEI also supports civil society to engage in planning processes, making sure the voice of the poor is heard.

World Bank’s Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Network (PREM) http://go.worldbank.org
PREM contributes to the design of global and country policies and the building of institutions to achieve inclusive growth in developing countries.

Global Poverty Research Group (GPRG) http://www.gprg.org
The GPRG is an Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) funded research group of economists, political scientists, sociologists and anthropologists undertaking a multi-disciplinary programme of work investigating issues of poverty, inequality and the quality of life.

Chronic Poverty Research Centre (CPRC) http://www.chronicpoverty.org
CPRC is an international partnership of universities, research institutes and NGOs which exists, to focus attention on chronic poverty, to stimulate national and international debate, to deepen understanding of the causes of chronic poverty, and to provide research, analysis and policy guidance that will contribute to its reduction.