Commitment to Action

Global Poverty Summit

Commitment by

Rory And Elizabeth Brooks Foundation

In 2008, the Brooks World Poverty Institute and Brac Development Institute (BRAC) committed to creating a unique partnership that brings together the knowledge of the poor and that of world-class poverty researchers and practitioners to generate practical action to eradicate poverty.
The first Global Poverty Summit, held in 2009 and in Rajendrapur, Bangladesh, addressed the issues of Climate Change, Urban Poverty, and Infrastructure of Development. A second summit was held in January 2011 and hosted in Johannesburg, South Africa. Participants set up task forces to influence two international policy initiatives - the Millenium Development Goals, and the World Trade Organization's Doha Development Agenda.

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Commitment

Global Poverty Summit

Launched

2008

Est. Duration

2 Years

Estimated Total Value

$8,500,000

Region

Latin America & Caribbean, Asia

Countries

ARGENTINA, BANGLADESH, BOLIVIA, CHILE, ECUADOR, GHANA, INDIA, INDONESIA, LIBERIA, NEPAL

Commitment by

Rory And Elizabeth Brooks Foundation

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

Brooks World Poverty Institute, BRAC