London workshop explores new ways to address poverty and inequality

Author: April Toler

London Poverty Lecture

Almost 700 million people around the world live in extreme poverty (on less than $2.15 per day), according to the World Bank. And although children only account for 31 percent of the world’s population, they comprise more than half of those living in extreme poverty.

Global inequality is also on the rise, thanks in part to the COVID-19 pandemic. Since 2020, five billion people have become poorer, while the world’s five richest men have more than doubled their fortunes—at a rate of $14 million per hour, according to Oxfam.

Researchers from the Keough School of Global Affairs recently met with British and European academics and development practitioners to discuss new ways to address poverty, inequality and environmental injustice, including utilizing interdisciplinary research to inform global policy decision-making.

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Originally published by April Toler at on January 26, 2024.