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Global Poverty and Global Development: Is the United States Doing its Part?

A new report by the World Economic Forum’s high-level Global Governance Initiative shows that global efforts to reduce poverty, protect the environment, ensure human rights, and improve health and education are lagging badly. What is America’s responsibility in filling the gaps in achieving the Millennium Goals?

On the eve of the World Bank/International Monetary Fund Spring meetings, a panel of experts from the Brookings Institution will examine whether the United States is living up to its international commitments and how policymakers can ensure that America is doing its fair share.



Ann Florini

Former Brookings Expert

Professor of Public Policy - School of Social Sciences, Singapore Management University


Lael Brainard

Member - Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

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