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Social movements and the politicization of chronic poverty

| By Anthony Bebbington | Published in Development and Change, 38(5): 793-818 | Abstract: Discussions of chronic poverty emphasize the extent to which poverty endures because of the social relationships and structures within which particular social groups are embedded. In this sense chronic poverty is a socio-political relationship rather than a condition of assetless-ness. Understood as […]

Knowledge generation for poverty reduction within donor organizations

| By A. Bebbington and A. Barrientos | Global Poverty Research Group Working Paper 23. Oxford: GPRG. | | Full text (PDF) | The Millennium Development Goals have placed poverty reduction at the top of donor organisations’ list of priorities. Failure to achieve the MDGs will no doubt place the spotlight on their financial commitments to poverty reduction, […]

NGOs and uneven development: geographies of development intervention

| By Anthony Bebbington | Published in Progress in Human Geography 28(6): 725-745 | Abstract: Much research on nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) involved in international development has been case-study-based, with questions about the broader geographies of NGO intervention rarely asked. This paper explores the factors that drive such NGO geographies and considers how they relate to the uneven […]