Agreeing on a definition of poverty is central to producing valid and reliable measures. Defining poverty, and a normative adequate standard of living, also carries practical significance for targeting assistance and tracking outcomes. Common measures like Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and the Gini coefficient are aggregates and cannot differentiate the global poor from the non-poor, nor were they intended to.
Food insecurity and poor nutrition, which can lead to physical and mental impairment, are widespread problems in many low-income countries. We review EPAR's researchto date on issues related to food security and nutrition.
How might policy decisions and interventions have a different effect for women compared to men in rural households? We explore what EPAR's body of research to date on gender in developing countries reveals about this question.