About the BPI

Welcome to the new blog site for the Bristol Poverty Institute (BPI) at the University of Bristol!

Follow this blog for news, views and opinions on a wide range of poverty-relevant topics from BPI members, including leading experts in the fields of education, sociology, child health, poverty measurement, and many others.

The BPI is dedicated to multi-disciplinary research on the causes, effects and measurement of poverty around the world to inform effective policy and practice. The BPI was establised in response to the United Nations’ call for Universities to play their part in helping to deliver the Sustainable Development Goals. Drawing on the legacy and experience of the University’s Townsend Centre for International Poverty Research, we provide essential research and data to governments, NGOs and private sector bodies striving to reduce poverty in the UK and internationally.

To find out more about the BPI please visit our website or follow us on Twitter. If you have any queries about the BPI blog or would like to enquire about writing a blog post for us please contact the BPI Manager Lauren Winch.

Please note that individual authors are responsible for the content of all blog posts, and they do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the BPI or University of Bristol.