The BASIS Research Program on Poverty, Inequality and Development is dedicated to understanding the poverty and income distribution dynamics of rural economies and to crafting creative policies and programs that broaden the base of economic growth and offer sustainable pathways from rural poverty. BASIS hosts the Assets and Market Access Collaborative Research Support Program, funded by USAID with secondary support from the Millennium Challenge Corporation. In addition, the BASIS work on poverty traps enjoys support from the Chronic Poverty Research Centre at the University of Manchester and the World Bank.