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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. 

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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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.

Officials of the Secretariat for Social Action (SAS) of Paraguay shared experiences and the progress made by the SAS as a result of a Participatory Gender Assessment implemented in 2014 and funded by the Inter-American Social Protection Network (IASPN) with the participation of the Inter-America

Inequality is on the rise in several of the world’s developed economies. To calculate an inequality indicator (known as the MSII), MS uses a variety of factors, moving beyond the commonly used GINI coefficient to include measures of wage dispersion, workplace inclusion, health status and digital

Member States of the Organization of American States (OAS), in a 2010 communiqué, defined social protection as “an integral approach comprised of various universal and targeted policies and programs that seek to help individuals


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