Report of the Commission on Global Poverty – Oxford Launch

Past Event

04 November 2016, 4:00pm - 7:15pm

Lecture Theatre, Oxford Martin School
34 Broad Street (corner of Holywell and Catte Streets), Oxford, OX1 3BD

Event Recording:

This event is co-hosted by the Oxford Martin School and the Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative (OPHI).

Monitoring Global Poverty, the report of the Commission on Global Poverty chaired by Sir Tony Atkinson, will be launched on Friday 4 November at the Oxford Martin School. The Commission was set up by the World Bank’s Chief Economist to advise the World Bank on “how to measure and monitor global poverty” in monetary and non-monetary domains.

Tony Atkinson will present the Report and its Recommendations, while Panelists will draw out points of mention.


Panel 1 (3 - 4.30pm)

  • Professor Sabina Alkire, Director, OPHI, Member of the Commission
    Professor Robert Allen, Global Distinguished Professor of Economic History, New York University Abu Dhabi, Member of the Commission
    Professor Sir Tony Atkinson, Lead Investigator, INET Oxford, Chair of the Commission
    Professor James Foster, Oliver T Carr Professor, George Washington University, Member of the Commission
    Pali Lehohla, Statistician-General of South Africa
    Natalie Quinn, Career Development Fellow, Department of Economics, University of Oxford
    Achim Steiner, Director, Oxford Martin School (Chair)

Tea break

Panel 2 (5 - 6.15pm)

  • Mihika Chatterjee, Doctoral Candidate, Green Templeton College
    Professor Stefan Dercon, Professor of Economic Policy, Blavatnik School of Government; Chief Economist of DFID; Member of the Commission
    Duncan Green, Senior Strategic Advisor, Oxfam GB
    Dr Dean Jolliffe, Senior Economist, World Bank
    Professor Denise Lievesley, Principal, Green Templeton College (Chair)

Drinks reception

This event is open to all

About the Atkinson Commission

The World Bank released the Atkinson Commission Report entitled Monitoring Global Poverty and their response on 18 October 2016. See the complete website here.

The Cover Note to the report by World Bank Chief Economist Paul Romer, Ana Revenga Senior Director, Poverty and Equity Global Practice and Francisco H. G. Ferreira Senior Advisor, Development Research Group is available here.