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POSTPONED | The Hidden Dimensions of Poverty: Description, Measurement, and Action

March 9, 2020

Washington, D.C. and Online

THIS EVENT IS INDEFINITELY POSTPONED

Given recent developments relating to the COVID-19 outbreak, the organizers of The Hidden Dimensions of Poverty: Description, Measurement, and Action conference have decided to postpone the event due to take place in Washington, D.C. on March 9, 2020. We sincerely regret any inconvenience this may cause you. We hope to find a future occasion at which this gathering can be held once the public health concerns have been allayed.  

  • While the world has made great progress in reducing extreme poverty over the last two decades, that progress has been measured primarily in terms of consumption or income. Other aspects of life are also critical for wellbeing, and a number of initiatives have been underway to develop multidimensional measures of poverty – including at the World Bank. This conference will bring together academics, practitioners, and people who have directly experienced poverty as co-researchers to better understand the key dimensions of poverty and their relationships. The conference will draw on research from a multi-year participatory project carried out by the International Movement ATD Fourth World, in collaboration with Oxford University. Their approach combines knowledge from action, academic research, and the life experiences of those who have faced poverty, to provide new insights about the multidimensional nature of poverty. World Bank, IMF and academic researchers and practitioners will comment and contribute their own perspectives. Conference participants will discuss how to make further progress in poverty measurement, policy, and action.

    Agenda Highlights

    Opening Remarks

    Aart Kraay, Director of Research and Acting Chief Economist, The World Bank
    Antonio Spilimbergo, Deputy Director, Research Department, IMF
    Isabelle Pypaert Perrin, Director General, International Movement ATD Fourth World

    Keynote Address: "Putting Dignity Back at the Center of Social Protection"

    Esther Duflo, Professor of Economics, MIT & 2019 Nobel Laureate in Economics

    The Hidden Dimensions of Poverty 

    Rachel Bray, Oxford University
    Xavier Godinot, Head of Research, ATD Fourth World
    Delegates from four National Research Teams

    View the full agenda under the agenda tab.

    This conference is jointly hosted by the World Bank's Development Research Group and Poverty Global Practice.

    Sponsors   

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    Last Updated: Feb 13, 2020

  • The Hidden Dimensions of Poverty: Description, Measurement, and Action

    International conference organised by the IMF, the World Bank and the International Movement ATD Fourth World

    9 March 2020
    World Bank Headquarters, Washington, D.C.

    Draft Program

    8.30

    Arrival and Coffee

     

    Chair of the morning session: Francisco H. G. Ferreira, Senior Adviser and Acting Director of Development Policy, World Bank

    9:00

    Welcoming Remarks

     

    Aart Kraay, Director of Research and Acting Chief Economist, World Bank
    Antonio Spilimbergo, Deputy Director, Research Department, IMF
    Isabelle Pypaert Perrin, Director General, International Movement ATD Fourth World

    9:15

    Keynote Address: "Putting Dignity Back at the Center of Social Protection"

     

    Esther Duflo, Professor of Economics, MIT

    10:15

    Short Video

    “The international participatory research on The Hidden Dimensions of Poverty”

    10:25

    Process and key findings of the international participatory research on The Hidden  Dimensions of Poverty, led by the International Movement ATD Fourth World and the University of Oxford.

    Rachel Bray, Oxford University
    Xavier Godinot
    , ATD Fourth World
    Delegates from four National Research Teams

    11:15

    Dialogue between the ATD Fourth World - Oxford University delegation and IMF and World Bank researchers, facilitated by Francisco H. G. Ferreira (World Bank).

    World Bank participants:
    Vijayendra Rao 
    Jed Friedman 
    Ana Maria Muñoz-Boudet

    12:15

    Lunch

    13:30

    Parallel Sessions

     

    Workshop around the Bangladesh National Research Team: presentation of the national process and key findings

    Chair: Professor Akhtaruzzaman Khan (Bangladesh Agricultural University)
    Contributors: Shahena Akter and Jallal Uddin (Mati NGO)
    Comments: Nethra Palanishwami (World Bank) and Daisaku Kihara (IMF)
    Rapporteur: Lenen Rahaman (Director of Mati)

    Room MC 10-100

     

    Workshop around the Tanzania National Research Team: presentation of the national process and key findings

    Chair: Constantine Saasita Munema, (ATD Fourth World)
    Contributors: Asha Athumani Mohamed, Pelagie Mukampamira, Martin Kalisa (ATD Fourth World)
    Comments: Nadia Belhaj (World Bank) and Bozena Radzewicz-Bak (IMF)
    Rapporteur: Nadia Belhaj (World Bank)

    Room MC 9-100

     

    Workshop around the US and the French National Research Teams: presentation of the national process and key findings

    Chair: Professor Elena Lasida (Catholic University of Paris)
    Contributors: Abdallah Bendjaballah and Marianne De Laat (France National Research Team); Shawn Ashley, Maryann Broxton, Guillaume Charvon, Donna Haig Friedman (US National Research Team)
    Comments: Bénédicte de la Brière (WB) and Nigel Chalk (IMF)
    Rapporteur: Tanzylia Oren (PhD Candidate, Fordham University)

    Room MC 13-121

    14:30

    New question addressed in workshops:

    “How do we try to leave no one behind in research and policies?”

    15:00

    Plenary

    Reports from the parallel sessions: one rapporteur from each session

    15:30

    Coffee Break

    16:00

    Panel on implications for poverty research, monitoring and policymaking

     

    Chair: Francisco H. G. Ferreira, World Bank

     

    Romina Boarini, OECD
    Rachel Bray, Oxford University
    Benu Bidani, World Bank
    David Coady, IMF

    17:15

    Closing Remarks

     

    Xavier Godinot, Research Director, ATD Fourth World
    Michael Woolcock, World Bank
    Chris Papageorgiou, IMF

    17:30

    End of Conference

    Last Updated: Feb 14, 2020

EVENT DETAILS

Watch the morning session (9 am - 12:15 pm)