Tackling Global Poverty
Thursday, April 7, 2016
4:00PM – 5:30 PM Jeffrey Sachs, Columbia University and Earth Institute (by videoconference). Have policy innovations coordinated by the Millennium Development Goals succeeded in tackling the problem of global poverty?
Panel: Angus Deaton (Princeton University), John Hoddinott (Cornell University), Oliver Babson (Gates Foundation)
8:00 PM, Angus Deaton, Princeton University. Why is it so hard to measure global poverty, and why can’t we end it by "finding out what works”?
Friday, April 8, 2016
9 – 10:30 AM What innovative policies and approaches have proved most effective at tackling global poverty?
Presenters: Fred Ssewamala (Columbia University), Jessica Leight (Williams College), Oliver Babson (Gates Foundation), Diego Angemi (UNICEF).
11 AM – 12:30 PM How are evidence-building methodologies supporting (or hindering) global progress in tackling poverty?
Presenters: John Hoddinott (Cornell University, previously IFPRI), Lucie Cluver (Oxford University, by videoconference), Frank De Giovanni (Ford Foundation), Susan Godlonton (Williams College)
2 – 4 PM Tackling global poverty: building better evidence for the future.
Panel: Angus Deaton (Princeton University), Frank DeGiovanni (Ford Foundation), Jessica Leight (Williams College), Jason Wolfe (USAID), Tara Watson (Williams College and US Treasury)