Brooks World Poverty Institute (BWPI)

Unverified non-profit organisation

The Brooks World Poverty Institute (BWPI) at the University of Manchester is an international centre of excellence established to create and share knowledge to end poverty, in both North and South, and to shape policies that deliver real gains for people in poverty.
As part of the University of Manchester, BWPI is supported by the largest concentration of poverty researchers in Europe.

With this support, the Institute:

  • provides rigorous, cross-disciplinary and critical research on poverty and inequality in the North and South;
  • creates and shares knowledge about the causes and consequences of global poverty and about the policies which can deliver poverty reduction and eradication; and
  • engages with poverty researchers, policy makers and activists to bring about a change in international norms leading the eradication of poverty.


Participant in relevant networks

Chronic Poverty Research Centre (CPRC, BRAC Development Institute, Information Centre on Social Protection (CIPS), RIMISP - the Latin American Centre for Rural Development,The Centre for Growth and Business Cycle Research (CGBCR)

About this organisation

Partnership types

Advocacy of global issues; Standards and guidelines development

Regions / countries / territories

Europe: United Kingdom

Global issues

Education and training