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2014 Chronic Poverty Report

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The report demonstrates that escaping from poverty is not a one-way street – many families slide back below the poverty line because of factors such as ill-health, job loss and natural disasters.

This is the case even in countries where the economies are growing.

The authors of the report set out three policies for progress:

  • Social assistance – to provide a safety net for the poor
  • Huge investment in education – to improve the standard of living of the poorest
  • Economic Growth which benefits the poorest – national prosperity for all

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