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A Special IARIW-World Bank Conference: New Approaches to Defining and Measuring Poverty in a Growing World

November 7-8, 2019

Convene, 600 14th Street, NW, Washington DC 20005, USA

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Reducing extreme poverty has for decades been a cornerstone of international economic development, as evidenced by this objective being at the forefront of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and now the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The World Bank, which reports on progress in reducing poverty for the MDGs and SDGs, estimates that in 2015, 736 million people lived in extreme poverty (defined as living on less than $1.90 per person per day in 2011 PPP terms). Despite this large count of people who live in extreme poverty, the proportion of the population that is living in extreme poverty has fallen from more than 35 percent in 1990, to 10 percent in 2015. Extreme poverty as measured by the international poverty line is less than 3 percent in more than half the countries of the world. As the global proportion of people in extreme poverty declines further, this definition of global poverty may become increasingly less important as countries and development organizations define poverty in more socially relevant and useful ways for policy makers.

The International Association for Research in Income and Wealth (IARIW), established in 1947, organizes conferences on topics related to income and wealth throughout the world, generally in partnership with national statistical offices. In addition to its biennial General Conference, the IARIW also organizes special or regional conferences in non-General Conference years. In 2019, the IARIW in partnership with the World Bank will be hosting a special conference on the measurement of poverty and well-being in Washington, DC November 7-8, 2019. 

The conference organizers gratefully acknowledge financial support from the UK Government which helped to partially cover the costs associated with holding this conference. The findings, interpretations and conclusions expressed in this conference are entirely those of authors and speakers.

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  • Organizers

    Dean Jolliffe, The World Bank

    Andrew Sharpe, International Association for Research in Income and Wealth (IARIW)

    Inquiries

    Contact Muhammad Malik at mmalik1@worldbank.org.

  • Please find the conference programme using the following weblink

    http://www.iariw.org/c2019washington.php

  • To be finalized

  • Location of venue

    The conference will be held at the Convene, located at 600 14th Street, NW, Washington DC 20005, USA.

    Nearby hotels* 

    1. Washington Marriott
      775 12th Street Northwest, Northwest, Washington, D.C., DC 20005 
      (Walking distance to the conference venue - 7 min)
    2. The Architect
      1025 15th Street NW, Northwest, Washington, D.C., DC 20001 
      (Walking distance to the conference venue - 11 min)
    3. Capital Hilton
      1001 16th Street Northwest, Northwest, Washington, D.C., DC 20036 20001 
      (Walking distance to the conference venue - 11 min)
    4. Club Quarters Hotel 
      839 17th Street, NW, Northwest, Washington, D.C., DC 20006 
      (Walking distance to the conference venue - 12 min)
    5. Embassy Suites
      900 10th Street Northwest, Northwest, Washington, D.C., DC 20001 
      (Walking distance to the conference venue - 10 min)
    6. Renaissance 
      999 Ninth Street Northwest, Northwest, Washington, D.C., DC 20001
      (Walking distance to the conference venue - 12 min
    7. Washington Plaza Hotel
      10 Thomas Circle Northwest, Northwest, Washington, D.C., DC 20005 
      (Walking distance to the conference venue - 14 min)
    8. Courtyard by Marriott 
      515 20th Street NW, Northwest, Washington, D.C., DC 20052 
      (Walking distance to the conference venue - 19 min)
    9. Beacon Hotel & Corporate Quarters 
      1615 Rhode Island Avenue N.W., Northwest, Washington, D.C., DC 20036 
      (Walking distance to the conference venue - 20 min)
    10. National at Penn Quarter
      420 8th Street Northwest, Northwest, Washington, D.C., DC 20004 20036 
      (Walking distance to the conference venue - 13 min)

    *Disclaimer: Neither the World Bank nor the IARIW endorses any of the hotels in the list above. 

Event Details

  • Date: November 7-8, 2019
  • Location: Convene, 600 14th Street, NW, Washington DC 20005, USA
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