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Poverty is an issue that has been present since the old ages. World poverty is a multifaceted topic that has been continuously discussed by economists and world leaders to overcome.

Learning how poverty affects the nation and knowing the possible solutions are taught in this [course_title]. You are provided in this course lessons on economic development concepts that can affect poverty and lets you understand the different types of poverty.


This course does not involve any written exams. Students need to answer 5 assignment questions to complete the course, the answers will be in the form of written work in pdf or word. Students can write the answers in their own time. Each answer needs to be 200 words (1 Page). Once the answers are submitted, the tutor will check and assess the work.


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Course Credit: MIT

Course Curriculum

Module: 01
Introduction 00:34:00
What is a Poverty Trap? 01:24:00
Social Experiments: Why and How? 01:01:00
Is There a Nutrition-Based Poverty Trap? 01:16:00
Nutrition: The Hidden Traps 01:20:00
Health: Low Hanging Fruit? 02:00:00
Education: Setting the Stage 00:53:00
Module: 02
Is It Possible to Deliver Quality Education to the Poor-The Pratham-JPAL Partnership 01:08:00
Education: The Man Made Trap 01:14:00
(Somewhat) Un-Orthodox Findings on the Family 01:14:00
How Do Families Decide? 01:19:00
Gender Discrimination 01:06:00
Risk and Insurance 01:19:00
Module: 03
Insurance 01:12:00
The (Not So Simple) Economics of Lending to the Poor 01:18:00
The Promise and Perils of Microfinance 00:34:00
Savings 01:14:00
Savings 2 01:12:00
Entrepreneurs and Workers 01:16:00
Policies, Politics: Can Evidence Play a Role in the Fight Against Poverty? 01:04:00
Policies, Politics: Can Evidence Play a Role in the Fight Against Poverty?, cont. 01:24:00
Five Thoughts in Place of a Sweeping Conclusion 00:48:00
Submit Your Assignment 00:00:00
Certification 00:00:00

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