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SAGA brought together key personnel having extensive experience in Africa as researchers, teachers, policymakers, and consultants, to offer a different perspective on growth and poverty reduction.

We focused on the capabilities of individuals, households, and communities—their productivities, their vulnerabilities, their institutions, and their environment.

Photo of David Sahn and Leopold Sarr working on field test of education and health survey in Senegal
David Sahn, director of SAGA, (second from right) and Leopold Sarr, graduate student at Cornell (right), working on field test of education and health survey in Senegal.

Our aim was to understand further the economic, social, institutional, and natural constraints that keep Africa’s poor from prospering in the context of growth-oriented reforms.

You can learn more about our research program, read our publications, and find out about our technical assistance program, our conferences, and competitive grants program at this site.

From James Currey, Publishers

The Economy of Ghana

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Conversations on Poverty

Conversations on Poverty aims to share key findings from the SAGA project. The following AUDIO files are available on the PASSN’s (Poverty Analysis and Social Safety Nets) PovertyFrontiers website:
SAGA OverviewDr. Ravi Kanbur

Growth, Inequality and PovertyDr. Ravi Kanbur

Poverty and Growth Comparisons in South Africa and GhanaDr. Ravi Kanbur

Maternal Morbidity and MortalityDr. David Sahn

Examining Healthcare Services and Poverty in AfricaDr. Peter Glick

The Complex Link between HIV/AIDS and PovertyDr. Peter Glick

Poverty Dynamics in Northern UgandaDr. Stephen Younger

Multidimensional Poverty ResearchDr. Stephen Younger

Pastoralists in AfricaDr. Christopher Barrett

Fractal Poverty Traps: MadagascarDr. Christopher Barrett

Fractal Poverty TrapsDr. Christopher Barrett

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