There is a temptation to conflate "chronic poverty" and being "always" or "almost always" being poor. However, after much discussion, there is a suggestion that this temptation does not describe the whole story.
This presentation is based on AMA Innovation Lab projects for the Poverty Traps Conference. This conference is a gathering point for USAID and other development assistant agencies to connect the poor to economic growth.
This presentation was presented by John Hoddinott from IFPRI on February 26, 2009 at Washington, DC.