Taking Action for the World's Poor and Hungry People

2020 Seminar Series: Action for the World’s Poorest and Hungry

November 19, 2007
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Akhter Ahmed, IFPRI; Johannes Linn, Brookings; Peter McPherson, NASULGC; Joachim von Braun, IFPRI

The Melrose Hotel
Potomac Rooms I & II
2430 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20037


Despite much progress reducing poverty worldwide, a substantial number of the world’s poorest people are being left behind. New IFPRI research finds that 162 million of the world’s poorest people — the “ultra poor” — survive on less than 50 cents a day. They have benefited the least from substantial reductions in poverty around the world during the past 15 years. Who are these poorest people? Why are they being left behind? What new and different actions are needed to accelerate poverty and hunger reduction for these people?

The seminar will:

Presentation by Akhter Ahmed231.8 KB
Presentation by Joachim von Braun124.34 KB