Department of Social & Policy Sciences

Academic to continue work on extreme poverty

Wed May 21 11:30:00 BST 2014

Poverty on Scrabble tiles Dr Joe Devine from the Department of Social & Policy Sciences has been awarded £143,180 to continue his work on extreme poverty as part of the Stimulating Household Improvements Resulting in Economic Empowerment (SHIREE) programme.

The Shiree programme aims to support the Government of Bangladesh in achieving Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 1 of eradicating extreme poverty and hunger by 2015.

In collaboration with NGOs, the programme seeks to reduce the vulnerability of the extreme poor to natural disasters, economic shocks, social exclusion and under nutrition.

Colleagues at Bath have been working with the project since its inception in 2008, supporting the development of the programme's lesson learning and advocacy work.

The aim of the new funding is to distil key impactful messages from the programme's experience and to use these to engage with debates around the Government's development priorities, donors' future strategies and the shape of the post MDG framework in Bangladesh.

Further information

Further information about the project is on the website, as well as a sign up to the Manifesto for the extreme poor.