Bristol Poverty Institute

Working towards the eventual eradication of world poverty

The Bristol Poverty Institute (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 is one of seven new Specialist Research Institutes established by the University of Bristol in 2017 in recognition of the University's strengths and priorities, and was developed in response to the United Nations' call for Universities to play their part in helping to deliver the Sustainable Development Goals. In particular, the BPI is driven by SDG1: to end poverty in all its forms everywhere. 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.

Find out about our work on the Bristol Poverty Institute website.


Academic lead

Professor David Gordon


Dr Lauren Winch

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