Simon Maxwell - former Director of ODI, now Chair of Climate and Development Knowledge Network
Andrew Shepherd - Director of the Chronic Poverty Advisory Network at ODI
Chiara Mariotti - Research Officer, Chronic Poverty Advisory Network at ODI
Duncan Green - Senior Strategic Adviser, Oxfam
Jen Marshall - Head of Profession Social Development, DFID
Dr Santosh Mehrotra (via telephone)– Director-General, Institute of Applied Manpower Research, Planning Commission, Government of India
This event will bring together the Chronic Poverty Report’s lead authors, commentaries from South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa, and developing country and international policy makers as discussants. The report provides answers to the question: what needs to be done to get to (or close to) zero extreme poverty?
The report presents a tripartite challenge to the world: countries need to tackle chronic poverty, stop impoverishment and assist people escaping poverty to sustain those escapes. All three are needed if the eradication of extreme poverty is to be sustained, and all three require massive global investment.