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India Chronic Poverty: Towards Solutions and New Compacts in a Dynamic Context


  • Amita Shah


  • Anand Kumar
  • Shashanka Bhide
  • Aasha Kapur Mehta
  • Andrew Shepherd


This report is a call to policy makers and concerned citizens to use this talisman, to redeem the pledges made by the Constituent Assembly and to recognise the fact that the numbers and proportions of those in poverty are so large and the extent of chronic poverty so high that this represents the biggest development challenge facing India. As such, the fight to end chronic poverty, to strengthen ways to escape it and to prevent entry into it must be placed at the top of the policy agenda. URL: [].

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  • Amita Shah & Anand Kumar & Shashanka Bhide & Aasha Kapur Mehta & Andrew Shepherd, 2011. "India Chronic Poverty: Towards Solutions and New Compacts in a Dynamic Context," Working Papers id:3662, eSocialSciences.
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    1. Kamdar, Sangita, 2013. "Socioeconomic Impact of Employment Generation Program on Poor Urban Women," MPRA Paper 48760, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 2013.
    2. Amanda Lenhardt & Andrew Shepherd, 2013. "What has happened to the poorest 50%?," Brooks World Poverty Institute Working Paper Series 18413, BWPI, The University of Manchester.
    3. Ehmke, Ellen., 2015. "National experiences in building social protection floors : India's Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme," ILO Working Papers 994884383402676, International Labour Organization.
    4. eSocialSciences eSS, 2014. "Debating Poverty," Working Papers id:5757, eSocialSciences.

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    India; chronic poverty; MDGs; policy agenda; poor; reduction; estimates; development challenge; GDP; PPP; popualtion;

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