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.
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
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This conference is jointly hosted by the World Bank's Development Research Group and Poverty Global Practice.
Last Updated: Feb 13, 2020