He further identified the challenge of achieving a balance between country ownership and the desire on the part of donors to ensure that funds are used effectively, and underscored that donors need to recognize that country ownership is critical to success. In addition, development progress is not linear. In recent years, tackling such widespread poverty appears once more to have become a priority issue for many aid agencies. © 2020 United Nations Development Programme, Targeted Poverty Alleviation & 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda. Speech at the 2017 Global Poverty Reduction and Development Forum on “Targeted Poverty Alleviation and 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda” - Beijing, China She said institutional factors can enable this as a next step and called for institutions that empower people. That is why the UN Secretary-General has put conflict prevention at the core of his priorities. China is also leveraging its experience internationally. He said a long-term framework from donors that is not subject to short-term political change is required, as development is too important to be affected by frequent policy shifts. He said the right balance should be found on a country-by-country basis and stressed that the PRSPs will be continually updated. Keeping People out of Poverty: Managing Risk On the relationship between the HIPC process and PRSPs, he said the development of poverty reduction strategies has been agreed as a prerequisite for faster debt relief. Again, she highlighted the coming together of stakeholders from different institutional sectors of society as the key to success. He commented on the PRSPs lack of focus on sustainable development and called for more research on relationships between PRSPs and their compatibility with securing long-term needs. Yet, it is becoming more difficult to rely on manufacturing to create jobs. The Committee on Trade and Environment is scheduled to meet from 13-14 February, 27-28 June and 30-31 October. My central argument today is that, to meet the Sustainable Development Goal 1 to eradicate poverty, we need to conceive of development as a process that depends on economic growth, but in which the nature of economic growth will ultimately determine how successful we will be in eradicating poverty. Sustainable development is the organizing principle for meeting human development goals while simultaneously sustaining the ability of natural systems to provide the natural resources and ecosystem services on which the economy and society depend. As of now, 67 Sinopec affiliated enterprises are carrying out supporting projects in 709 villages, with a total of 1,945 staff members fighting on the frontline of poverty alleviation. He said these principles require a comprehensive model, and that PRSPs are one instrument for implementing them. Sustainable Developments is a publication of the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) [email protected], publishers of the Earth Negotiations Bulletin ï¿½. New Paradigm that simultaneously answers the twin problems of Global Warming and Poverty In both developed and developing countries, political processes interacted with economic ones in ways that led to the accumulation of income at the top - including by weakening the bargaining power of trade unions and deregulating the financial sector, weakening social protection where it existed or undertaking fiscal policies (both on the taxation and on the spending sides) that made transfers for those “left behind” more difficult. Panelists comments: Workshop panelist Jim MacNeill, World Bank, thanked Anil Markandya for his comprehensive treatment of the literature on this issue. Technological change, especially in robotics and artificial intelligence, is providing a wide variety of options to automate industrial production and the delivery of a range of services (driverless cars may be around the corner; restaurants and shops increasingly carry the option to order by touchscreen and retail hubs are disappearing due to on-line shopping). This meeting will be held ten years after the World Summit for Children. Most dramatically, virtually everywhere, are the persistent gender disparities. For more information contact: Maude Lichtenstern, World Economic Forum; tel: +41-22-869-1210; e-mail [email protected]; Internet: http://weforum.org/ or http://www.ac.com/ideas/wef/Davos_2001.html, THIRD INTERNATIONAL MEETING OF ECONOMISTS ON GLOBALIZATION AND DEVELOPMENT ISSUES: This meeting will be held in Havana, Cuba, from 29 January- 2 February 2001. Discussion: In the ensuing discussion, one participant commented on the need to take community priorities as the starting point for poverty alleviation and sustainable development initiatives and to build on local traditions. Second, we cannot assume that development and the path towards poverty eradication is steady – it will be beset by volatility, by bumps, by shocks, which call for sustained attention to risk-informed approaches to poverty reduction. Reviewing the literature on real wealth and sustainable development, Anil Markandya said indicators need to look at the trends in all types of capital, including human and natural capital. He stressed that the programme should not be judged based on the preliminary reports and first impressions. On the role of the private sector and capitalism, he noted that it takes time to develop capitalist institutions with a human face and that the process needs support. For more information contact: WTO, tel: +41-22-739-5111; e-mail: [email protected]; Internet: http://www.wto.org/english/news_e/meets.doc, 18TH SESSION OF THE COMMISSION ON HUMAN SETTLEMENTS: This meeting will take place from 12-16 February 2001 in Nairobi, Kenya. He supported developing appropriate indicators and making aid more targeted toward sustainability by focusing on straightforward, simple actions. He noted that a more effective aid policy could involve a narrower focus on fewer recipient countries, and concluded by noting that several Asian countries experiences in recent decades provide success stories in tackling poverty. CIDA President Len Good emphasized three points: the need for a new relationship between developed and developing countries, because their agendas are converging and all major issues are now global; the need to recognize that the principles of aid are not yet being universally embraced or realized; and the importance of retaining both sector-wide strategies and grassroots level implementation that serve to complement one another. He applauded the current international development targets as a useful way to focus the agenda, even if they may be difficult to achieve. He said governments seeking concessional funding are required to prepare PRSPs, which are intended to make operational the principles of the Comprehensive Development Framework, including: country ownership; a comprehensive and long-term perspective; and participation and strengthening of social capital. It is unquestionable that rapid reductions in poverty have gone along with improvements in economic performance. She highlighted the need for: integration of the project to fit local needs and aspirations; the creation of possibilities for scaling up; and linkages with external markets. Discussions and conclusions from this meeting are expected to contribute to ongoing efforts to address poverty alleviation and sustainable development issues in relevant organizations and agencies both in Canada and internationally, as well as international processes such as the Financing for Development initiative and the Ten Year Review of the UN Conference on Environment and Development in 2002 ("Rio+10"). Clearly, no poverty reduction is possible without peace. However, he did note support for the view that when changes occur in institutions that result in a breakdown of common management systems for natural resources, these can cause increased poverty and degradation. The 18th Session of the Commission on Human Settlements will meet in Nairobi, Kenya from 12-16 February 2001. Poverty alleviation is an essential step in the direction of defending the humanity's dignity and it is the prerequisite for creating development perspectives for the “damned of the earth,” which now number about a billion, when speaking about extreme poverty. The idea of social capital comprised of both formal and informal institutions and interactions was a major component of his approach. The opinions expressed in Sustainable Developments are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of IISD and other funders. On ownership of development processes, he said it is a dynamic and complex issue, and questioned whether it is realistic to assume ownership in urban areas and at the national level. This would be the consequence of two interrelated factors. In response, Anil Markandya agreed with this summary, noting divergence in the literature on the impact of the poor on the environment. Even amongst those working, 169 million youth were living in poverty. For instance, the centrality of peace to sustainable development and poverty reduction is one of hallmarks of the Sustainable Development Goals, and it marks a sharp contrast to the MDGs. This means the problem would be addressed from the perspective of the stakeholders. One participant noted that trust building and continuity requires the capacity of communities and the government to renegotiate as circumstances change. Sinopec's Fixed-point Poverty Alleviation and Pairing Program Lifts Eight Counties Out of Poverty in Response to UN Sustainable Development Goals. And recognizing that, despite this progress, there are still millions of people living in poverty, the country is devoting additional resources and policy focus to take even further the poverty alleviation efforts. He said a sustainable development framework for poverty alleviation should place the individual, family and community in the center of the equation. ... understanding is poverty, alleviation and sustainable development . The Critical Importance of Inclusive Growth The theme for the meeting will be "Population, environment and development." He said this workshop aimed to explore the case for using a sustainable development framework in addressing poverty alleviation. Institutionalizing Learning in Rural Poverty Alleviation Initiatives (Irene Guijt, J. Berdegue, G. Escobar, E. Ramirez and J. Keitaanranta) 106 From Theory to Practice of Sustainable Development. Betancourth) 145 Social construction of Knowledge: a … As long as we are committed to respect their integrated and indivisible nature, the pursuit of the Sustainable Development Goals will “transform our world” and should enable us, for the first time in history, to eradicate poverty. He said the workshop would stimulate and focus debate and expressed the hope that it would benefit not only those involved in discussing these issues, but ultimately those living in poverty. In addition, participants considered the focus during the past two decades on market liberalization and free market policies, with several questioning the extent of this shift. He highlighted the need to understand better the process of adaptation of institutions to cope with such changes, and suggested there are common grounds with Stiglitzs proposed strategy for development. He also noted the need to introduce the poverty dimension in negotiations on international environmental issues such as climate change and biodiversity. 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