News and views

Below you will find details of current reports and news stories (from 2015 onwards) which are of particular relevance to this website.  They include stories from the UK and across the world which focus on poverty and, in particular, poverty measurement. You can search these stories by subject in the box below. 

News stories archive provides summaries of news stories on poverty and social exclusion from 2011 to 2014, the period of the PSE UK project. Under Reports archive you will find summaries of reports from academic institutes, think tanks, charities, pressure groups and government and international agencies for this period. Under Articles archive you will find artcilces esepcially wrtiten for the PSE website during this period. 

Links provides a growing list of organisations interested in research in poverty and social exclusion.  

Featured news

Measuring for malnutrition

The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted the stark implication os the millions of children across the African continent trapped in poverty. In 'What works for Africa's poorest children', Practical Action bring together cutting edge examples on what can be done.

Shack in Tonga after cyclone

The final report by UN special rapporteur, Philip Alston, argues that there has been a failure to tackle extreme poverty. Condemning the reliance on the World Bank's line, he calls for its replacement with measures based on an adequate standard of living.

Children in severe deprivation in the EU

The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) has adopted a Guide to Poverty Measurement and data disaggregation which is now formally endorsed by the Conference of European Statisticians (CES). 

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