Understanding Extreme Poverty in the Words of the Poor – A Bangladesh Case Study

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

53 Downloads (Pure)

Abstract

A key target of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is “to eradicate extreme poverty for all people everywhere” by 2030. It is thus imperative to investigate how the poor people themselves perceive extreme poverty. In a Bangladesh context, contrasting lived experiences of the perceived poor and current dollar-based definition of extreme poverty seems to delineate different pictures. If poor people’s perceptions largely differ from the existing measure, poverty eradication in global development initiatives might become a mere statistical success. This paper argues that revisiting the existing definition in various country contexts might enhance the noble intention of poverty eradication.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)193-216
Number of pages24
JournalJournal of Poverty
Volume25
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 7 Jan 2021

Keywords

  • extreme poverty
  • Bangladesh
  • social reality of poverty
  • voices of the poor
  • Sustainabale Development Goals (SDGs)

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Understanding Extreme Poverty in the Words of the Poor – A Bangladesh Case Study'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this