Paul Shaffer, Associate Professor, Department of International Development Studies, Trent University, Canada
Paul Shaffer is a professor of international development studies at Trent University, Canada. He has conducted research, and worked on applied poverty issues, in around twenty five countries in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. His publications have appeared in top international development journals such as World Development and the Journal of Development Studies. Shaffer was the recipient of the 2010 Symons Award for Excellence in Teaching, Trent University's highest teaching honour. He holds a DPhil from the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex.
Part 1: Introduction 1. Q-Squared: Combining qualitative and quantitative approaches to poverty analysis Part 2: Identification: Who are the poor and what are their characteristics? 2. Foundations: Epistemology 3. First Generation Q2: Exploring differences 4. Second Generation Q2: Addressing comparability and validity Part 3: Causal Analysis: Why are people poor? 5. Foundations: Causation and causal inference 6. Q2 Causal Analysis: Exploring the drivers of poverty status and dynamics 7. Q2 Impact Assessment: Evaluating the poverty impact of programs and projects Part 4: Conclusion 8. Conclusion Appendix: Q2 research designs and methods A.1. Identification: Who are the poor and what are their characteristics? A.2. Causal analysis of poverty status and dynamics A.3. Causal analysis in impact assessment