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From poverty to prosperity: How scaling ultra-poor graduation programmes drive sustainable change

With around 700 million people globally living on less than $2 per day, there is an urgent international agenda to eliminate extreme poverty. The Ultra-Poor Graduation (UPG) approach, first launched by the international development organisation BRAC in the early 2000s, has emerged as a powerful and proven strategy to address this issue.

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Net Zero Regulation and Policy directors join UN taskforce

The Taskforce on Net Zero Policy, an initiative with the aim of furthering the work of the UN Secretary General’s High Level Expert Group (HLEG) on the Net-Zero Emissions Commitments of Non-State Entities, has today announced the constituents of its Board of Trustees and its Taskforce Expert Group (TEG).

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Importance of AI international reporting regimes highlighted at key summits

May was a busy month for the Oxford Martin AI Governance Initiative, with programme director Professor Robert Trager playing key roles at two leading AI summits in South Korea and Switzerland.

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Pro-bono legal expert sought to drive Net Zero Policy Monitor’s global impact

The Oxford Martin Programme on Net Zero Regulation and Policy is continuing its efforts to build legal and regulatory ground rules for a net zero-aligned global economy by sourcing expert pro-bono support.

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About The Oxford Martin School

This century, specifically the next few decades, is a critical turning point for humanity. Our community of more than 200 academics, work across more than 30 programmes of solutions-focused, pioneering research. We support novel and high-risk projects that often do not fit within conventional funding channels, with the belief that breaking boundaries and innovative collaborations can help to solve the most pressing global challenges of our time.

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COVID-19: our research

Many of the Oxford Martin School’s researchers are involved in the urgent global effort to understand novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and its health, economic and social impacts. Some of our leading researchers are also involved in the UK government response to the pandemic.

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