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Conference on Global Poverty Monitoring, 2003

March 31, 2003

Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs   New York, New York, United States

Agenda  129kb pdf
Meeting Report  310kb pdf

Poverty concerns are intertwined with virtually every aspect of development, but IPD's Poverty Task Force focuses on specific areas of economic policy: the impact of trade liberalization on the poor; the effect of commodity price volatility on the rural poor who produce export crops; the sequencing of reforms and the areas in which sequencing errors are likely to have a serious poverty impact; and the effect of different institutional frameworks on poverty. In addition to economic policy, the Task Force also explores the impact of education and empowerment of the poor on poverty rates.

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This meeting in 2003 addressed the uncertainty in estimates in global poverty and addressed three broad questions: how should a poverty line be set? How are comparisons made over time and accross countries? And how should we measure poverty empirically?

  • Sudhir Anand
    Task Force Chair
    Professor of Economics
    Oxford University
  • Bettina Aten
    Task Force Member
    Office of the Director
    US BEA
  • Surjit Bhalla
    Task Force Member
    Managing Director
    Oxus Research and Investments
  • Shaohua Chen
    Task Force Member
    Development Research Group
    World Bank
  • Yuri Dikhanov
    Task Force Member
    Senior Economist
    Development Data Group
    World Bank
  • Augustin Fosu
    Task Force Chair
    Deputy Director
    United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER)
  • Branko Milanovic
    Task Force Member
    Lead Economist
    World Bank
  • Thomas Pogge
    Task Force Member
    Leitner Professor of Philosophy and International Affairs
    Yale University
  • Vijayendra Rao
    Task Force Member
    Economist
    World Bank
  • Martin Ravallion
    Task Force Member
    Development Research Group
    World Bank
  • Sanjay Reddy
    Task Force Member
    Associate Professor of Economics
    The New School
  • Carl Riskin
    Task Force Member
    Professor of Economics
    The Graduate Center, City University of New York
  • Miguel Rodriguez
    Task Force Member
    Professor
    George Washington University
  • Jeffrey Sachs
    Task Force Member
    Director, Earth Institute
    Columbia University
  • Paul Segal
    Task Force Member
    Research Fellow
    Oxford Institute for Energy Studies
  • Joseph Stiglitz
    Task Force Chair
    Co-President
    Initiative for Policy Dialogue (IPD)