Technical Network on Poverty Analysis (THINK-PA)

The Technical Network on Poverty Analysis (THINK-PA) was launched in September 2019 as part of FAO's comprehensive strategy to effectively implement the Framework on Rural Extreme Poverty and enhance the organization's capabilities to integrate poverty analysis in all its operations. Given that poverty is predominantly concentrated in rural regions where agricultural activities are vital for livelihoods, FAO is well-positioned to contribute substantially to addressing this issue at global level. To strengthen FAO’s capacities and that of its partners, a specialized technical network was established to promote interdisciplinary collaboration, connecting the organization's scientific, economic and socioeconomic expertise.

The role of THINK-PA is to support poverty analysis and reduction activities across FAO, including investment prioritization and targeting processes, as well as impact evaluations. Poverty analysis is a critical step in generating the necessary evidence to support the provision of successful solutions to reduce rural poverty sustainably, while also contributing to the eradication of hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition.

The network fosters several activities such as webinars and internal discussions on topics related to the analysis of rural poverty and inclusivity-related issues within the agrifood systems. Additionally, we develop and disseminate poverty analysis tools and methodologies within the network, as well as poverty profiles and conduct other poverty–related empirical analyses and impact evaluations.

We welcome all colleagues to participate in the different network's activities, whether they have ongoing work related to poverty analysis or are simply curious and seeking to learn more. To stay updated on upcoming webinars, capacity development opportunities and analytical tools, please join our mailing list by sending an e-mail to [email protected] and visit our site regularly for the latest announcements.