Workshop on Global Governance, Poverty and Inequality

Jointly hosted by the Brooks World Poverty Institute (BWPI) at the University of Manchester, UK and the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), Waterloo, Canada Waterloo, Ontario, June 6-8, 2008

The aim of this workshop is to evaluate the role that international institutions and systems of governance have played, and will continue to play, in alleviating poverty and addressing inequality in a global context.   In so doing, the workshop seeks answers to the following questions:

1. What role do existing institutions and systems of global governance play in the alleviation of poverty and in reducing inequality in income and wealth, and health and wellbeing?
2. What are the key successes and failures of existing institutions and systems of global governance in the areas of poverty and inequality?
3. How might existing institutions and systems of global governance be reformed or redesigned to be more effective at addressing issues of poverty and inequality?

Our aim is to make a significant contribution to scholarly and public understandings of the global governance interventions to address poverty and inequality.