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Developments in HWP:

The Private-Sector’s Role in Poverty Reduction, a “Global Special Issue,” and New Directions in Research and Practice

By Lori Foster Thompson, North Carolina State University, and Alexander E. Gloss, North Carolina State University

Greetings readers, and welcome to the latest edition of the Spotlight on Humanitarian Work Psychology (HWP) column! In this issue we take a moment to pause from our frequent interview format and highlight some recent publications and presentations pertaining to industrial-organizational (I-O) psychology’s engagement with issues of global human development. These publications and presentations have taken place both within psychological academic outlets and under the auspices of stakeholders in the international development community. These works include a report from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) that discusses, in part from an I-O psychology perspective, the role of the private sector in reducing global poverty; the publication of a review of the world’s first “global special issue” on psychology and poverty reductionContinue reading in the October issue of TIP!

 


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