High Level Policy Forum - After 2015: Promoting Pro-poor Policy after the MDGs
23 June 2009, 9am, Residence Palace, Brussels / Belgium
The Millenium Development Goals have played a major role in focusing development policy since their original incarnation in the 1990s. Some development agencies, notably DFID, have gone as far as to judge their activities on the contribution to achieving the MDGs. What happens when we no longer have the MDGs? How will we promote pro-poor policy after 2015?
9.30-11.00 Plenary one: What has been the impact of the MDG paradigm on poverty reduction to date and what does that mean for an MDG plus agenda?
Salil Shetty, Director, United Nations Millennium Campaign; Enrico Giovannini, Chief Statistician OECD; Professor Sakiko Fukuda-Parr, New School, New York. Chair: Professor Lawrence Haddad, President, Development Studies Association (DSA).
11.30-1.00 Plenary two: What are the key meta-processes shaping development over the next 10-15 years and what do they imply for an MDG plus agenda?
Charles Gore, Research and Policy Analysis, UNCTAD; Alfred Nhema, Chief Executive, Pan African Development Center; Richard Morgan, Director of Policy and Practice, UNICEF. Chair: Professor Jean-Luc Maurer, President, EADI.
2.00-3.30 Parallel Participatory Powerpoint Task Forces
What should governments of low and middle-income developing countries do differently? Facilitator: Erik Lundsgaarde, DIE-GDI.
What should local and international civil society, the media, the private sector and others do differently? Facilitator: Clare Melamed, ActionAid UK.
What should the EC, other multi-laterals and bilateral donors do differently? Facilitator: Andy Sumner, IDS.
4.00-4.30 Task forces report back
4.30-6.00 Final Plenary: Towards an MDG plus agenda?
Louis Kasekende, Chief Economist, African Development Bank; Claire Melamed, Head of Policy, ActionAid UK; Yehualashet Mekonen, African Child Policy Forum. Andreas Rechkemmer, Executive Director, International Human Dimensions Programme . Chair: Andrew Steer, Director General of Policy and Research, DFID
- Background Papers
Bourguignon, François et al: Millennium Development Goals at Midpoint: Where do we stand and where do we need to go?
Fischer, Andrew M: Towards genuine universalism within contemporary development policy
Fukuda-Parr, Sakiko: Are the MDGs Priority in Development Strategies and Aid Programmes? Only a Few Are!
Fukuda-Parr, Sakiko / Hulme, David: International Norm Dynamics and ‘the End of Poverty’: Understanding the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)
Ireland, Sophia / Allison, Christine: The MDGs: past, present and future: views and voices of young people
Loy, Catherine / Gabrielle Russell-Mundine: Particularity and Inclusion: Why the MDGs do not address the unique needs of Indigenous peoples.
McCulloch, Neil / Sumner, Andy: Will the Global Financial Crisis Change the Development Paradigm?
Porter, Caitlin: After 2015: Promoting Pro-poor Policy after the MDGs
Sinha, Pranay Kumar: An Overview of Development Aid in 2040
Subasat, Jasmine: After 2015: Promoting Pro-Poor Policy after the MDGs
Vandemoortele, Jan: Taking the MDGs Beyond 2015: Hasten Slowly
Vargas-Hernández, José G: Economic, Social and Political Scenarios of Mexico in the Next Two Decades
- Think Pieces
Currah, Kel: MDGs 2.0 – An Open-sourced Campaign
Ghataoura, Rajpal Singh: Promoting Pro-Poor Policy after the MDGs, Thinkpiece
Gooding, Kate/ Mulligan Diane: What has been the impact on poverty reduction of the MDG paradigm?
Gulrajani, Nilima: In 2015
Hawkins, Kate / Standing, Hilary: Bringing Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in from the Margins
Jones, Nicola /Holmes, Rebecca: After 2015: Developing Social Protection Systems to Promote Child Well-being
Kasongi, Donald: After 2015: Promoting Pro-poor Policy after the MGDs
Mallick, Shahid: Policy Quest for Pro Poor Development During and End of MDG era
Melamed, Claire: What next after the MDGs: lessons from the financial and food crises
Sheperd, Andrew: Poverty Reduction and the MDGs Paradigm
Sumner, Andy et al: Designing child-sensitive policies
Wolcott, Sara J: Opportunities and Challenges in Green Economies and Green New Deals
Organised in cooperation with:
Videos by Euforic
- Salil Shetty: Before 2015, during the MDGs
- Enrico Giovannini: The Impact of the MDGs on Statistical Development
- Sakiko Fukada-Parr: MDGs and the international development agenda
- Charles Gore: Key Meta-Processes Shaping Development over the Next 10-15 Years
- Alfred Nhema: Key Processes and their implications for an MDG-plus Agenda
- Richard Morgan: Children and the MDGs
- Louis Kasekende: Pro-poor Policies After MDGs in Sub-Saharan Africa
- Claire Melamed: Towards an MDG plus Agenda
- Yehualashet Mekonen: After 2015 Agenda for Africa
- Andreas Rechkemmer: MDGs and Global Environmental Challenge
- Andrew Steer: Concluding remarks
Live Coverage and Debate
More on the MDGS
The Millenium Development Goals Report 2009 - United Nations
Beyond 2015 2009/05 - The Broker, Author: Andy Sumner
The making of the Millennium Development Goals Univerty of Manchester - Brooks World Poverty Institute
Using Indicators to Encourage Development? Lessons from the Millenium Development Goals 2009/02 - Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS); DIIS Report 2009:01, Author: Richard Manning
Are the MDGs Priority in Development Strategies and Aid Programmes? Only few are! 2008 - Author: S.Fukuda-Parr
Why measuring progress matters. OECD Observer, Author: Enrico Giovannini
After 2015: International Development Policy at a Crossroads, Authors: Andy Sumner, Meera Tiwari