Eradicating Poverty: Pathways towards Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (ADAPTED) is the title and the overarching topic of the European Joint Doctorate (EJD), which was set up in January 2021. It is coordinated by the RUB's Institute for Development Research and Development Policy. . The consortium consists of five renowned European universities, six African partner universities from Sub-Saharan Africa (Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya and South Africa) as well as four leading and internationally active European development organizations and think tanks. It works to close the existing knowledge gap in understanding poverty dynamics, particularly with regard to validating avenues for poverty eradication, analyzing interactions between poverty reduction and other policy areas and optimizing the impact of poverty reduction measures.