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Ten years of war against poverty: what have we learned since 2000 and what should we do 2010-2020?

8th - 10th September 2010
Manchester University, UK

Brooks World Poverty Institute


Comparative Research Programme on Poverty (CROP)


The Chronic Poverty Research Centre (CPRC) will celebrate ten years of poverty research with an international conference hosted by the Brooks World Poverty Institute (BWPI) at the University of Manchester. This event will bring together leading poverty researchers and actors for poverty reduction to:  

  • review the ‘state of the art’ in poverty reduction;
  • showcase CPRC’s key research findings on chronic poverty;
  • set the research and policy agenda on poverty research for the next 10 years (2010-2020).

The conference will take place just two weeks before the UN General Assembly convenes to review progress towards achieving the MDGs.

Speakers and schedule

Keynote speakers include:

  • Prof Fazle Abed, BRAC
  • Prof Angus Deaton, Princeton University
  • Prof Ravi Kanbur, Cornell University
  • Prof Joseph Stiglitz, Columbia University and University of Manchester
  • Prof Michael Woolcock, The World Bank and University of Manchester


Guest bloggers:

  1. Duncan Green, OXFAM (From Poverty to Power blog)
  2. Michael Edwards, Demos and BWPI Honorary Fellow (Open Democracy and Comment is Free blogs)
  3. Judith Randel, Development Initiatives (Evidence to policy and Not all evidence can be digitised: further reflections on chronic poverty blogs)

Event website

CPRC International Conference 2010

SED, University of Manchester event page

DFID’s event page

CROP’s event page

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