About Growth Poverty and Inequality
ODI’s Growth, Poverty and Inequality Programme is a multi-disciplinary team working on one of the core issues of development policy and practice: how can economic growth and the changes it brings deliver the maximum benefits for poor people?
While growth is undoubtedly a necessary condition for reducing poverty, experience shows that different growth episodes have very different impacts on poverty. At times growth can increase inequality and entrench poverty, whilst at others it can improve the lives of millions.
GPIP's work investigates the different economic, political and social processes that link economic growth to changes in inequality and poverty, and that link existing poverty and inequality to economic growth. We aim to contribute to the global effort to deliver growth that is poverty-reducing and fairly distributed throughout societies.