Nopoor project: Enhancing Knowledge for Renewed Policies against Poverty

NOPOOR aims to build new knowledge on the nature and extent of poverty in developing countries in order to provide policymakers with a broader understanding of poverty. Poverty cannot be tackled without a comprehensive approach. It is a multidimensional phenomenon, and NOPOOR explores its new and uncharted dimensions. An understanding of poverty entry and exit processes is also needed for achieving MDGs (Millennium Development Goals set by the United Nations) and for making the policies more effective. Twenty experienced partners are engaged in the project, which includes ten teams from developing and emerging countries in three regions (Latin America, sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia). These countries have implemented different poverty reduction policies, and this forms the basis for the comparative and case studies approach taken. The project seeks to identify key mechanisms that explain the persistence and exacerbation of poverty, which have been altered by the insertion of developing countries into the globalization process, including trade, aid, FDI and migration, and by the growing interdependence of economies.

NOPOOR puts significant resources into generating new knowledge from original surveysdatabase work and qualitative work. NOPOOR also pursues an active policy of dissemination and capacity building, including training of young partner countries researchers and statisticians.

The project is policy-oriented. NOPOOR complements the EU's agenda in its policy against poverty and for the review of MDGs by consultations, guidance notes, and policy briefs on issues relating to the program.

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A hole dug due to low pressure of water in a village at Alibagh
An inside view of a house in a slum of Bhiwandi
An interior lane of a slum at Bhiwandi
Bad Road condition in Thakurpara village at Bhiwandi
Blokage of drain due to waste disposal
Buildings constructed under Slum Rehabilitation Project by MHADA- at Nariman Point
Dark lanes coonecting households in a slum of Mancore
Dumping Waste on seashore- Slum atNariman Point
Fetching water from the sea for daily use- Slum atNariman Point
Households engaged in pottery in a slum of Dharavi
Housing condition of Slums at Nariman Point
Inside a tribal house in Borla Village
Kuchcha Road leading to a slum in Bhiwandi
Layout of pipeline in a slum in Powai
Open drains along the lanes of a slum in Bhiwandi
School dropout playing marble in a slum at Narimanpoint
Shortage of Space- Slum at Airoli