George Asiamah, who has written a chapter on pro-poor development for Springer

Pro-Poor Development Strategies chapter from Grantham Scholar published by Springer

Springer’s Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Grantham Scholar George Asiamah has become the second of our PhD researchers to be published in Springer’s Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Until now, the SDGs have not been addressed in an integrated way for a comprehensive, research-based publication. But this new encyclopedia from the prestigious Springer publishing house addresses that gap in information.

Pro-Poor Development Strategies by George Asiamah is outlined by George below.


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Pro-Poor Development Strategies

Poverty remains a major global development challenge. According to the world bank development report, 734 million people – about 10% of the world’s population – lived in absolute poverty (living under $1.90 a day) in 2015.

It has also been estimated that about 10.1 million people could be brought back to the absolute poverty bracket by the middle of the century as a result of climate change.

It has, therefore, become contingent upon governments (especially in developing countries) to devise strategies that focus on the poor in order to achieve the SDG1 target of ending poverty in all its form everywhere by 2030.

This chapter uses the examples of countries, mainly China and Brazil, who have recently been successful in their poverty alleviation campaigns, to articulate probable strategies to enable pro-poor development in similar climes for other developing countries.

Read the chapter here.


George is the second Grantham Scholar to be published in this encyclopedia. To find out about the two chapters Nicole Kennard wrote on food, look here.