The Summit Introduction
The inaugural Global Poverty Summit brought together more than 50 of the very best minds to critically interrogate the role of global institutions in poverty reduction.
Our aim, in this summit, was to influence two international public policy initiatives of critical importance:
- the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and
- the World Trade Organisation’s Doha Development Agenda (DDA).
Two major international declarations on Africa and the Millennium Development Goals and Africa and the Doha Development Agenda were produced at the end of the Summit and released to the wider public. We are working on producing two books that expand upon the discussions we had. The books will be published by Routledge in Spring 2012 as:
- Rorden Wilkinson and James Scott (eds.), Trade, Poverty, Development: getting beyond the Doha deadlock; and
- David Hulme and Rorden Wilkinson (eds.), From Millennium Development Goals to Global Development Goals: global development beyond 2015.