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Poverty and Policy in a Global Context

Module Details for Poverty and Policy in a Global Context (Part 1MT)

Module Code


ECTS weighting


Semester/term taught

Michaelmas Term

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:

1. Discuss the implications of different concepts and measures of poverty.
2. Understand the roles of social protection systems, policies and interventions in reducing poverty.
3. Critically evaluate national and international debates and discourses on poverty.
4. Demonstrate the ability to analyze poverty statistics and relate them to different concepts of poverty.

5. Work effectively and collaboratively in small groups.

Module Content

The first half of the module reviews different concepts and measures of poverty used nationally and internationally, including differences between monetary and non-monetary approaches and the role of the post-2015 Development Agenda. The second half of the module focuses on the role of social protection systems and anti-poverty programs in different regions and contexts (e.g. Global North vs Global South; humanitarian emergencies).

Assessment Details

Group presentations (20%)
End-of-term essay (80%)

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