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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Poverty Stoplight: Customizing Family Poverty Elimination Plans

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Session Description

The Poverty Stoplight is a measuring tool and practical methodology for poor families to self-diagnose their levels of multidimensional poverty as a first step in developing personalized strategies to overcome deprivations. Using stoplight colors, photos, tablets, and simple software, innovative maps are created to develop individual and community solutions.

When | Where

11:45 - 13:00 Thursday, April 10 SBS, Seminar 8

Session leaders

  • Martin Burt Speaker
    Founder and CEO, Fundacion Paraguaya
    Martin Burt is founder (1985) and CEO of Fundación Paraguaya. He is currently developing two social innovations: self-sufficient schools for chronically unemployed youth and the “Poverty Stoplight”, a new poverty measurement tool and coaching methodology which allows poor families to self-diagnose their level of poverty across 6 dimensions and develop customized plans to overcome not only income-poverty, but also deprivations in 50 indicators. He is visiting professor in Social Entrepreneurship at the American University of Nigeria and Worcester Polytechnic Institute. He is author of books on economics, development, education and poetry. He is recipient of numerous awards: 2016 Latin American Entrepreneur of the Year Award, Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship; Skoll Foundation; Avina Foundation; Fundación Novia Salcedo Prize, Albert Bandura Award, Nestlé Shared Value Award; UNESCO; Global Development Network GDN; BBC World Challenge; Synergos and Eisenhower Fellowships. Formerly he was elected Mayor of Asunción and served as Vice Minister of Commerce and Chief of Staff to the President of Paraguay.