Xavier Godinot graduated from the Paris Institute of Political Studies and holds a PhD in Economics. He has been a permanent volunteer in the International Movement ATD Fourth World (ATD) since September 1974. He has held coordination positions in research and action in France, Belgium, the UK and Madagascar, at local, regional and international level. He was a delegate for International Relations at the headquarters of the International Movement ATD Fourth World in France, prior to becoming Research Director at ATD Fourth World’s Joseph Wresinski Research Institute.
Godinot’s publications include Eradiquer la misère. Démocratie, mondialisation et droits de l’homme, Presses Universitaires de France, Paris, 2008 and Eradicating Extreme Poverty. Democracy, Globalization and Human Rights,PlutoPress, London, 2012. He is currently conducting international participatory research with Oxford University on “Determining the dimensions of poverty and how to measure them”, which implements the Merging of Knowledge approach. In this project, people living in poverty are part of the national research teams in six countries, alongside academics and practitioners.