Introduction to the moving Zimbabwe forward wellbeing and poverty study
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Nevertheless, worldwide there are around half a billion people who are persistently poor over many years, their whole lives, and inter-generationally (Chronic Poverty Research Centre (CPRC), 2010). Progress against poverty has been uneven and disappointingly slow in some regions, particularly Africa. In practice, development has failed to put people first, poverty has deepened and inequities are more entrenched (Moyo, 2010). People in poverty are those who have benefited least from economic growth and development. Many live in remote rural areas or urban slums; have little access to productive assets; low capabilities in terms of health, education and social capital; and suffer from chronic ill health or disabilities (CPRC, 2005).