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Barry Knight

Social scientist and author of ‘Rethinking Poverty. What Makes a Good Society?‘ published by Policy Press this month

Barry Knight is a social scientist and statistician. In addition to overseeing the work of the Webb Memorial Trust, he works with the Global Fund for Community Foundations, the Arab Reform Initiative and the European Foundation Centre. He is co-chair of the Working Group on Philanthropy for Social Justice and Peace and has previously advised the Ford Foundation and the CS Mott Foundation. Barry is the author or editor of 14 books on poverty, civil society, community development and democracy and his forthcoming book, ‘Rethinking Poverty. What Makes a Good Society?‘ will be published in September 2017 by Policy Press.

Poverty Needs a New Story

Solutions to poverty have focussed on "doing to" the poor, rather than allowing them to do it for themselves or doing it with them. The poverty lobby needs to shift its mind-set from transactional policies that shift resources to transformational processes that shift power, and work together for a more inclusive model of change.
13/09/2017 15:17 BST