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IESEG School of Management ( IÉSEG )

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Niveau Année de formation Période Langue d'enseignement 
Professeur(s) responsable(s)C.FAVIER
Intervenant(s)Cristina FAVIER

Pré requis


Objectifs du cours

At the end of the course, the student should be able :
Define poverty reduction strategies;
realise these address multiple aims;
Define different types of poverty reduction strategies.

Contenu du cours

1. Introduction
1.1 Why alleviate poverty?
1.2 The economics of state intervention;
1.3 The economics of insurance, moral hazard and adverse selection;
1.4 A brief history of poverty alleviation: from poor laws to international cooperation.

2. UN-related poverty reduction strategies
2.1 Millennium Development Goals;
2.2 Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers;
2.3 Case studies.

3. Poverty reduction in developed countries: the case of EU
3.1 Poverty across the EU: measuring and defining;
3.2 The pros and cons of minimum guaranteed income;
3.3 Child-related and family policies;
3.4 Poverty prevention through social insurance;
3.5 Case studies in EU countries.

Modalités d'enseignement

Organisation du cours

TypeNombre d'heuresRemarques
Face to face
Interactive class16,00  
Independent work
Independent study
Group Project8,00  
Charge de travail globale de l'étudiant32,00  

Méthodes pédagogiques

  • Presentation
  • Research
  • Project work
  • Interactive class


Groups are composed of 2-3 students. Individual research can only be accepted exceptionally. Group research is presented during class. After a 10-minute presentation, there will be a 10-minute discussion with class.
Group research will focus on a specific national poverty reduction strategy. Students can analyse a specific poverty reduction project in developing countries or in developed countries.

Type de ContrôleDuréeNombrePondération
Continuous assessment
Oral presentation0,30130,00
Final Exam
Written exam2,00150,00
TOTAL     100,00


  • Gérard Roland (2014). Development Economics. Prentice Hall -

  • Nicholas Barr (2012). Economics of the Welfare State. Fifth Edition. Oxford University Press. -

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