Addressing The Hidden Dimensions of Poverty in Knowledge and Policy

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Hidden Dimensions of Poverty

Date: February 15, 2024
Time: 9:00 am – 5 pm (eastern time zone USA)
Where: World Bank HQ, Washington, D.C. and online
Keynote: Esther Duflo, Nobel Prize winner in Economics
Where to watch: Streaming on the conference website

Why this conference?

Progress in poverty reduction has been measured primarily in terms of consumption or income. However, other aspects of life are also critical for well-being, and a number of initiatives have been underway to develop multidimensional measures of poverty.

This conference will bring together academics, practitioners, and people who have directly experienced poverty collaborating as co-researchers.

This will be done to better understand the key dimensions of poverty and their relationships.

The Hidden Dimensions of Poverty research

This conference will draw on the research from The Hidden Dimensions of Poverty. A multi-year participatory project carried out by ATD Fourth World, in collaboration with Oxford University. The approach used in this research combines grass roots knowledge, academic research, and the life experiences of those who have faced poverty. Together this provides new insights about the multidimensional nature of poverty. World Bank, IMF, and academic researchers and practitioners will comment and contribute their own perspectives. Conference participants will discuss how to make further progress in poverty measurement, policy, and programs.


During this conference a new tool for the Inclusive and Deliberative Elaboration & Evaluation of Policies (IDEEP) will be shown for the first time.

ATD Deputy Director Martin Kalisa on the IDEEP tool.

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Program highlights

9:00 am – 9:15 am Opening remarks

9:15 am – 10:00 am Keynote: Esther Duflo on evaluating the impact of anti-poverty policies and the value of multiple approaches

10:00 am – 11:15 am ATD Fourth World – Oxford University Hidden Dimensions of Poverty Research

11:30 am – 12:45 pm Hidden Dimensions of Poverty Research in Bolivia, Tanzania, the United Kingdom, and the United State parallel workshops (in person only)

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Presentation of the Tool for the Inclusive, Deliberative Elaboration and Evaluation of Policies (IDEEP)

2:30 pm – 3:45 pm IDEEP parallel workshops (in person only)

4 pm – 5 pm Concluding round-table: Where do we go from there?

There will be parallel workshops in the morning and afternoon for those who attend in person.

All times eastern time zone USA

Download the agenda and watch live on the conference website.

Conference jointly hosted by ATD Fourth World, the IMF and the World Bank

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