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Brooks World Poverty Institute

The Brooks World Poverty Institute is a catalyst for understanding why people are poor, what keeps them trapped in poverty and what can be done to help them - drawing upon the very best international practice in research and policy-making.

At a time of heightened public, media and political interest in poverty issues it is imperative that the most serious minds, drawing on long-standing experience of the complex issues involved in a variety of world settings, come together to work towards sustainable long-term solutions.

As the world's first industrial city, Manchester contributed to processes that have ultimately led to greatly improved levels of human well-being. With this strong base to build on and with additional resources, new staff and cutting-edge ideas, The University of Manchester is now in a position to become a global centre of poverty research.