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Danny Dorling

Danny Dorling works at the University of Oxford. He was previously a professor at the University of Sheffield, and before then a professor at the University of Leeds. His earlier academic posts were in Newcastle, Bristol, and New Zealand. His most recent book, with Sally Tomlinson, is ‘Rule Britannia: Brexit and the end of Empire’ concerning what the 2016 EU referendum and 2019 ‘exit’ reveals. In 2018 he published “Peak Inequality” on issues of housing, health, employment, education, wealth and poverty in the UK. In 2020 he is publishing a book with Yale University Press on: “Slowdown: The End of the Great Acceleration—and Why It’s Good for the Planet, the Economy, and Our Lives".

Sessions

Sunday

2:50 pm

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3:40 pm

Goal Number One: Frameworks for Eradicating Poverty

This panel will explore the complexities behind the global anti-poverty consensus, from disagreements on the definition of poverty, to how to measure and eradicate it. While traditionally development economists have identified poverty in terms of absolute income, others have adopted a more innovative or holistic approach. Traditional responses to poverty have been under fire for more than a decade, with well-intentioned but badly thought-out aid often failing to tangibly reduce poverty levels at all - and, in many cases, helping perpetuate the very crises it sought to solve. Given these oversights, a dramatic rethinking of aid-effectiveness is necessary to respond to the challenges and opportunities of today. This discussion will explore how we can achieve Sustainable Development Goal Number 1: ‘No Poverty’ and what the most productive tools and frameworks are to unite both the global private and public sectors in this goal.