Feed the Future
This project is part of the U.S. Government's global hunger and food security initiative.

Resilience and Sustainable Poverty Escapes

Photo by Knowledge-based Integrated Sustainable Agriculture and Nutrition (KISAN) Project, Nepal

This collection highlights research commissioned by the USAID Center for Resilience aimed at expanding our understanding of the drivers of sustained and transitory poverty escapes across contexts and to draw out policy and programming implications that will contribute to USAID overall mandate. 

The Philippines has experienced a significant reductio n of poverty in the past 25 years. Poverty dropped from 27 percent in 1991 to eight percent in 2015 according to the international $1.90 a day poverty line. However, despite these improvements (driven in part by good economic performance and...
Transitory poverty escapes and impoverishment are a problem in Tanzania despite a notable fall in poverty since 2000. Indeed, the proportion of households experiencing sustained escapes only just exceeds the proportion experiencing transitory escapes, churning around the poverty line or becoming...
The USAID Center for Resilience commissioned the Overseas Development Institute, in conjunction with the Chronic Poverty Advisory Network (CPAN), to conduct research into resilience and poverty escapes in select Feed the Future focus countries. Specifically, this research examined why some...
The South Asian, agriculture-based nation of Nepal experienced considerable poverty reduction over the last two decades, from 63.8 percent in 1995 to 30.8 percent in 2010. An increase in migration and remittances, non-farm diversification, higher non-farm wages and a decline in fertility rates have...