India has experienced massive economic growth over decades that has lifted many out of poverty. Yet, there are still high levels of poverty in many parts of the country, and economic development may conflict with indigenous rights to land and natural resources. We research why poverty is still high in a fast growing economy, and how access to finance, labor markets and health services, as well as legal rights may improve the lives of the poor.

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Viola Asri

Senior Researcher

Bet Helena Caeyers

Senior Researcher

Anwesha Dutta

Senior Researcher

Yograj Gautam

Post Doctoral Researcher

Hanna Geschewski

Doctoral Researcher

Magnus Hatlebakk

Senior Researcher; Coordinator: Poverty Dynamics

Vincent Somville

Associated Senior Researcher

Bert Suykens

Affiliated Senior Researcher