A conversation on ending extreme poverty

A conversation on ending extreme poverty

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What will it take to eradicate extreme poverty?

I sat down with Carla Koppell, Vice President for the Center for Applied Conflict Transformation at the United States Institute of Peace to discuss the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) ambitious Vision to End Extreme Poverty. A former Chief Strategy Officer at USAID, Koppell shares her insight on how the international development community can turn vision into reality.

Why focus on extreme poverty? How do strategies for addressing extreme poverty differ in states with weak institutions? How do we balance getting rapid results with strengthening local capacity? These are just a few of the topics we dive into as we search for ways to turn ideas into action.

This conversation is the first in a series of candid discussions I am having with changemakers and respected leaders in human development over the course of the year.

I invite you to listen and share your thoughts. The conversation doesn’t stop here.

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