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IF social scientists and policy makers have learned anything about how to help the world’s poorest people, it’s not to trust our intuitions or anecdotal evidence about what kinds of antipoverty programs are effective.

Event: Trajectories of Inequality in Brazil

The challenges Brazil faces nowadays, in particular the ongoing crisis of governance and a deep economic recession, raise important questions about the country’ s capacity to preserve impressive gains it made in recent decades to reduce historically high levels of social, economic,  and political inequalies. This is the context of a daylong seminar the Brazil Institute of the Wilson Center will convene on February 16, in partnership with the University of São Paulo Centro de Estudos da Metrópole and the São Paulo Science Foundation (FAPESP).

Date/Time:
Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 09:00

Even as substantive legislation in Washington remained largely bogged down by bitter partisan mistrust, some of the leading thinkers on opposite sides of the ideological divide — experts on the right who have advised Republican policy makers alongside left-leaning scholars who have Democrats’ ear

This report examines the situation of children living in poverty in countries around the world. It looks at the drivers that underpin child poverty, and why it persists, in a wide range of different circumstances.

The State of the Union on Poverty and Inequality

On February 1st, the CPI will host its 3rd annual State of the Union conference. In the 2016 report, we assess how the U.S. stacks up against peer countries on such key indicators as poverty, labor market performance, health inequality, income inequality, wealth inequality, spatial segregation, educational inequality, social mobility, and safety net performance. 

Date/Time:
Friday, January 15, 2016 - 17:15

The Graduation Leadership Summit and Global Learning Event held in Washington D.C.

Widening income inequality is the defining challenge of our time. In advanced economies, the gap between the rich and poor is at its highest level in decades.

Ending hunger: How leadership, data and technology can transform the global face of poverty

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) is pleased to host the 25th Annual Martin J. Forman Memorial Lecture. The event commemorates the significant impact on international nutrition by Martin J. Forman, who headed the Office of Nutrition at USAID for more than 20 years. The annual lecturer is invited to present his or her personal, often unconventional, views about key issues dealing with malnutrition.

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Date/Time:
Thursday, January 7, 2016 - 12:15

A world in which the richest 1% owns 48% of global wealth, and in which this imbalance continues to accelerate, is obscene. Radical inequality inevitably sustains extreme poverty just as surely as it sustains extreme wealth.

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