In conversation with others, we explore how poverty affects the mind, relationships, emotions and society as a whole, and what can be done to change it. Hear from activists, researchers, policy makers, and those with lived experience of poverty around the world.
36. Giving cash directly – Lydiah Wangechi
What if programmes aiming to improve people’s lives did a simple thing – give people cash, directly?
In this episode, we're joined by Lydiah Wangechi, Regional Director for East Africa for GiveDirectly, to talk about the benefits and challenges of giving cash directly.
Find out more on our website: https://poverty-unpacked.org/
35. Poverty Unpacked - August chat
Catching up on some of the latest news, books, movies and events on poverty in the third of our bi-monthly chats.
This month, we reflect on a recent poll in the UK about the public's attitudes to poverty, discuss a research article on poverty in the US and cover a film called 'Free Money' about a US-based NGO giving cash transfers to a poor community in Kenya.
Links to all content in this episode can be found in the show notes on our website www.poverty-unpacked.org
34. Dignity in development - Tom Wein
Enhancing dignity might seem integral to processes of international development, yet dignity often tends to be an afterthought.
Listen to our conversation with Tom Wein, Director at IDinsight, about the importance of dignity in international development and social services and how to foster it.
Read more on our website: https://poverty-unpacked.org/?p=1099
33. Poverty Unpacked - June chat
Catching up on news, books, podcasts and events on poverty in our bi-monthly chats.
This month, we share reflections on the podcast 'The Uncertain Hour' about the welfare-to-work policy in the US, three memoirs about growing up in poverty in the UK and the UN Special Rapporteur's visit to Bangladesh and his assessment of poverty and human rights in the country.
Find out more on our website: https://poverty-unpacked.org/?p=1072
32. Improving outcomes for children in poverty – Naomi Eisenstadt
How to improve outcomes for children growing up in disadvantage?
In this episode, we speak with Naomi Eisenstadt, director of the Sure Start programme in England.
Finding a balance between creating opportunities and reducing pressures for families is vital, but at present there is too much focus on behaviour and too little recognition of the financial struggle.
Read the full notes on our website: https://poverty-unpacked.org/?p=1037
31. Poverty Unpacked - April chat
Catching up on the latest news, books, podcasts and events on poverty in the first of our bi-monthly chats.
In this episode, we talk about the books 'Broke' and 'Evicted and the housing crisis in the UK and the US, reflect on a Dutch podcast episode of 'Haagse Zaken' on poverty in the Netherlands and pick up on the debate about economic growth and poverty.
Links to all the mentions in this episode can be found on our website: episode-31-poverty-unpacked-april-chat