Global Development Research Center
SD Research Focus
Poverty and
Sustainable Development

Poverty has been described in many ways - low incomes, assetlessness, homelessness et al., but the core condition of poverty still remains the same- socio-economic inequalities and inequities that prevent people from reaching their desired full potential and quality of life.

The causes and impacts of poverty are multi-faceted, resulting from the conditions that individuals and households find themselves, or the state of the society as a whole. These and other issues related to elimination/eradication of poverty is one of the core missions of the entities within the UN system. It is indeed the very first of the recently promulgated sustainable development goals, which calls for "Ending Poverty in all its Forms Everywhere"

This collection of resources explores poverty, its causes and impacts, and strategies used by different organizations in its elimination/eradication.

"There is a growing compelling evidence that the poor can solve their own problems if only they are given fair access to financial and business development services"

- Kofi Annan, Former UN Secretary General


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