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Vulnerability and Poverty – it’s what makes us tick

September 28, 2012

Our team at IDS – the Vulnerability and Poverty Reduction (VPR) team – has now also entered the blogosphere. Our team blog went live yesterday and has the apt name ‘Povertics’.

Team leader Allister McGregor kicked us off and discussed the technocratisation of poverty metrics (as ‘povertics’ does not only elude to what makes us tick, but also refers to an issue that we work on a lot – poverty metrics). He argues that poverty analysis has become to technocratic, and has lost sight of the politics. He calls it the biggest failure of development policy in the 20th century.

Team members will contribute to the blog on a weekly basis on a range of different issues. Check it out now: http://www.vulnerabilityandpoverty.blogspot.com

 

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