Africa remains in the face of the global poverty crisis across the world. Although there are indicators of poverty reduction on the continent, several policies exacerbate the slow pace of poverty reduction. A recent study indicates that one in three Africans lives below the global poverty line; thus, approximately 70 per cent of the population is poor. The impact of COVID-19 has also disrupted efforts made towards fighting poverty on the continent. If SDG 1 is to be achieved by 2030, then there is a need for research, innovation, and policy alignment.
Our research attempts to provide new insights and create a pathway to address systemic poverty and spur development. Our focus was largely on rural communities and the urban poor. We continuously gunner our work to understand the dynamics that exacerbate poverty in this particular section of the community and context. We believe that poverty eradication should not be approached as a one-size-fits-all problem but should be addressed in the context of a specific community.