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Ending Global Poverty: Four Women's Noble Conspiracy

Constantine Michalopoulos


Ending poverty is a noble goal, relevant today as much as it was two decades ago when four women rose to prominent positions in their government and decided to make it their central objective. As the world strives to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, we may find inspiration in the work of Eveline Herfkens from the Netherlands, Hilde F. Johnson from Norway, Clare Short from the United Kingdom, and Heidemarie Wieczorek-Zeul from Germany who became ministers in charge of their governments’ international development policies in 1997–8. They believed that the best way to end global poverty ... More

Keywords: Clare Short, Eveline Herfkens, Hilde Johnson, Heidemarie-Wieczorek-Zeul, Utstein, sustainable development goals, foreign aid, poverty alleviation, debt forgiveness, debt relief

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780198850175
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198850175.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Constantine Michalopoulos, author
Former Visiting Scholar and Adjunct Professor of Economics, School of Advanced International Studies, John Hopkins University, Washington DC