Does 'shame-proofing' anti-poverty programmes improve their effectiveness? Theory of change and impact policy evaluation in cross-national settings
Principal Investigator: Robert Lloyd Walker. Lead Organisation: University of Oxford
Co-investigator: Sony Pellissery; Grace Bantebya; Lichao Yang; Elaine Chase
Shame, social exclusion and the effectiveness of anti-poverty programmes: A study in seven countries
The research examines Amartya Sen's contention that shame is an attribute of poverty in all societies. Shame is believed to reduce a person's agency, the capacity to act constructively, and to increase social exclusion which, in turn, curtail economic development.