Addressing multidimensional poverty, implies reaching the last mile of exclusion, those living in remote communities, largely disconnected from society or belong to marginalized groups facing multiple, compounding sources of social and economic discrimination, plunging them in a vicious cycle that perpetuates exclusions over generations. The theme for the meeting will be "Population, environment and development." In many countries in Africa, there is already an ongoing transition from agriculture straight to services – but mostly low-paying services, often in the informal economy. The SDGs are the follow-on framework to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) that covered the period 2000–2015. He stated that the ongoing deterioration and destruction of natural ecosystems is a barrier to tackling poverty and achieving sustainable development. On conditionality, he suggested that previous conditions still remain and the PRSPs may become the "new high conditionality," and called instead for "co-conditionality" and new partnerships. Anil Markandya outlined the vision for development outlined by Joseph Stiglitz. The 2nd Session of the PrepCom for Istanbul+5 will follow this meeting, from 19-23 February 2001. This accounts for the dynamics that have led to increasing economic inequality within many countries, or that have kept it high in others. Its expanded south-south cooperation and new global platform -- the Belt and Road initiative -- have the potential to act as Sustainable Development Goals accelerators across many low income and fragile countries, with heavy investment in infrastructure, energy and industrialization as well as social sector needs. One participant noted that ministries of environment and non-governmental organizations will become marginalized in the process by finance ministries. For more information contact: WTO, tel: +41-22-739-5111; e-mail: [email protected]; Internet:, 18TH SESSION OF THE COMMISSION ON HUMAN SETTLEMENTS: This meeting will take place from 12-16 February 2001 in Nairobi, Kenya. In September 1999, the World Bank and International Monetary Fund adopted a new framework for achieving sustainable poverty reduction that requires nationally-owned poverty reduction strategies – contained in Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers (PRSPs) – to serve as the basis for concessional lending and for debt relief within the Highly Indebted Poor Countries Initiative. We are all pro-growth. He noted Stiglitz’s call for a greater focus on culture and institutional development, with attention paid to stakeholders – the individual, family and community, as well as the public and private sectors. One of the most important items on the General Assembly agenda in September will be adopting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for 2016-2030. Panelist’s comments: Workshop panelist Keith Bezanson, Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, UK, noted the need to draw historical lessons when considering PRSPs and sustainable development. Poverty is not reflected in low levels of income alone but it is, rather, multifaceted. The Critical Importance of Inclusive Growth Panelist Roy Culpeper highlighted the message of creating trust at the local, national and international levels. The special theme for the 35th Session, to be held in 2002, will be "Reproductive rights and reproductive health, with special reference to HIV/AIDS." He said these principles require a comprehensive model, and that PRSPs are one instrument for implementing them. Sinopec's Fixed-point Poverty Alleviation and Pairing Program Lifts Eight Counties Out of Poverty in Response to UN Sustainable Development Goals … Get in touch, share your ideas, and discover how we can work together for a sustainable, just, and equitable future. For further information on Sustainable Developments, including requests to provide reporting services, contact the Director of IISD Reporting Services at [email protected]. Another participant cautioned against rushing the development of PRSPs and against a simultaneous speeding up of lending. Pursuing the 2030 Agenda: The Pathway for Poverty Eradication 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). SD Main Page ~ Download PDF ~ Download Text ~ Back The road map towards sustainable development outlined above points to the complexity of the system within which problems of . Without structural transformation and a transition towards labor-intensive manufacturing, extensive resource use is bound to continue and will not enable countries to chart sustainable development pathways For more information contact: Zehra Aydin-Sipos, Major Groups Focal Point, Division for Sustainable Development; tel: +1-212-963-8811; e-mail: [email protected]; Internet:, CSD-10 (PREPCOM): The Tenth Session of the Commission on Sustainable Development is expected to convene in New York from 30 April – 2 May 2001 to serve as the Preparatory Committee for the Ten-year Review of UNCED ("Rio+10"). 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. He said a case-by-case approach to poverty alleviation was required and said a "one-size-fits-all approach" was not appropriate. She outlined the contributions of stakeholders from different sectors in driving change and the creation of a system with outputs at different time intervals to ensure on-going commitment by the community. Reference is made to urban On the links between PRSPs and the HIPC process, he expressed concerns regarding possible trade-offs and a possible lack of incremental funds. 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. Noting progress during the past century in addressing structural and infrastructure obstacles to poverty alleviation, he said the challenge now is to develop strategies to employ the immense wealth creation potential developed in western society and being emulated elsewhere to eradicate poverty. Sinopec's Fixed-point Poverty Alleviation and Pairing Program Lifts Eight Counties Out of Poverty in Response to UN Sustainable Development Goals. She also called for consideration of how to link PRSPs and the sustainable development framework, suggesting that IISD should provide balanced policy advice on PRSPs. Daniel Morrow responded that this reflects the fact that the issues are not well embedded in the targeted countries and stressed the need for a better dialogue between governments and civil society. Speech at the 2017 Global Poverty Reduction and Development Forum on “Targeted Poverty Alleviation and 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda”  - Beijing, China He stressed the need for "homegrown strategies" and visions for societal transformation in developing countries as well as buy-in from other development partners to enhance aid coordination. One speaker noted linkages between poverty and population growth and stated that having 2.5 billion people on less than two dollars per day was unacceptable. On how to implement the PRSP approach, he identified the need to find a balance between speed of implementation and quality of the strategy papers as one challenge, noting the need for low-income countries to develop sufficient social capital for implementation as well as incentives for countries to move quickly in order to achieve interim debt relief under the Highly Indebted Poor Country (HIPC) initiative. He also suggested that achieving the principles of sustainable development means filling gaps in what we know and what we need to deliver. There can be no sustainable development without peace and no peace without sustainable development.” The opinions expressed in Sustainable Developments are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of IISD and other funders. It is an honor to join you today. He suggested supporting partners in developing countries that can become domestic advocates, as well as community groups in order to build social capital at the local level. In response to a question on democratic institutions and the success of the projects presented, Kanchan Chopra said democratic institutions are one necessary pre-condition. For more information contact: Zehra Aydin-Sipos, Major Groups Focal Point, Division for Sustainable Development; tel: +1-212-963-8811; e-mail: [email protected], THIRD UN CONFERENCE ON LEAST DEVELOPED COUNTRIES: This meeting will be held from 14-20 May 2001 in Brussels, Belgium. On poverty and sustainable development, she said the issues are linked through the concept of sustainable livelihoods. Almost half the world’s population currently lives on less than two dollars a day. Panelist’s comments: Workshop panelist Jim MacNeill, World Bank, thanked Anil Markandya for his comprehensive treatment of the literature on this issue. 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 recent years, tackling such widespread poverty appears once more to have become a priority issue for many aid agencies. Clearly, no poverty reduction is possible without peace. The World Bank is a group of five multilateral institutions that aim to eradicate global poverty. The United Nations has taken the lead through the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) project, which is a framework for assisting countries and donors in their efforts to alleviate poverty. Funding for coverage of this meeting has been provided by IISD. Since the late 1990s, the typical family in several developed countries has not shared in the gains of expanding economies. The Director of IISD Reporting Services (including Sustainable Developments) is Langston James "Kimo" Goree VI [email protected]. To take another example, in Latin America, while the annual average of people that escaped poverty during the period 2003 to 2008 reached almost 8 million people, following the global economic crisis, this reduction slowed down to an annual average of around 5 million people from 2009 to 2014. He said studies by the World Bank Environment Department had found very limited inclusion of considerations relating to natural resource management and environment in the I-PRSPs submitted to date. Patterns of growth around the world, in many developing countries today, are still resource-intensive, be it by exploring minerals and hydrocarbons, or agriculture. In response, Anil Markandya agreed with this summary, noting divergence in the literature on the impact of the poor on the environment. She concluded by supporting initiatives within the framework of the existing network of organizations to which IISD belongs and endorsed a focus on sustainable livelihoods, as it builds on previous IISD work. He said IISD had invited participants to encourage consideration of the linkages between these issues and to provide a forum for discussing new approaches to fight poverty in a sustainable way. This has serious implications for India’s defence, as the demography of the border will slowly be changed. 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. Another participant noted a shift in governance that has increased the power of the private sector and transnational corporations, and called for stronger regulations and constraints for the sake of the environment. Discussions also addressed the need to tap into local knowledge and the views of those living in poverty in addressing environmental issues. He provided a detailed examination of some of the hypotheses contained in relevant studies on linkages between poverty and natural capital. The bank has been criticized as foisting free-market ideology on developing countries. For more information contact: Financing for Development Coordinating Secretariat, United Nations Headquarters, New York, Harris Gleckman, tel: +1-212-963-4690; e-mail: [email protected] or Federica Pietracci, tel: +1-212-963-8497; e-mail: [email protected]; Internet:, WORLD SUMMIT ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT (RIO+10): This UN Summit for the 10-year review of progress in implementing the outcome of the UN Conference on Environment and Development will take place in Johannesburg, South Africa in 2002. This can only be achieved with a combination of effective social protection and improved creation of decent jobs, especially for the large and growing segment of young people. Keynote speaker Anil Markandya called for a focus on what external agencies can do to link poverty alleviation and sustainable development, while noting that there are no "magic solutions." Discussion: In the ensuing plenary discussion, Anil Markandya responded to a participant who commented on the increasing impact of natural disasters, agreeing that development strategies and projects need to focus more on reducing vulnerability. The Summit will aim to reinvigorate the global commitment to sustainable development at the highest level. China is also leveraging its experience internationally. This article documented the experiences of persons with disabilities with respect to global efforts towards poverty reduction via SDGs. The idea of social capital – comprised of both formal and informal institutions and interactions – was a major component of his approach. Source: Report of the Secretary-General, "Progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals", E/2017/66 Goal 1 calls for an end to poverty in all its manifestations by 2030. He said the workshop should not necessarily seek consensus, but should identify key issues, possible solutions or approaches and act as a catalyst for discussions and dialogue. Yet, over the last decade or so, we have seen a breakdown in the relationship between increases in labor productivity and improvements in the earnings of a median household. He supported further development of natural capital indicators, as well as guidelines for evaluating policies and programmes with respect to natural capital and poverty. During the morning session, participants heard keynote speeches and engaged in discussions on three issues: social capital and sustainable development – the role of market and non-market institutions in a developing country; poverty alleviation and sustainable development – the implications for the management of natural capital; and the World Bank/International Monetary Fund Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers (PRSPs) and sustainable development. Prior to CSD-9, intersessional meetings will be held. 149 likes. Jacques Gérin, Chair of the Board of Directors of the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), welcomed participants and introduced the topic of poverty alleviation and sustainable development. During this period, however, the strategies and approaches to tackle the problem have changed. He stressed that renewed interest in poverty alleviation should not create an "either/or" approach whereby such work takes priority over sustainable development, and highlighted that genuine development is by definition sustainable. SOCIAL CAPITAL AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: THE ROLE OF MARKET AND NON-MARKET INSTITUTIONS IN A DEVELOPING COUNTRY: Keynote speech: The keynote speech on this issue was presented by Kanchan Chopra, Institute of Economic Growth, University Enclave of Delhi, India. On the second case study focusing on breaking the link between environmental degradation and migration in a community in Western India, she outlined an initiative to create property rights to common resources. cating poverty within a sustainable development framework as spelt out in Agenda 21, the document adopted in that year by the Earth summit in Rio de J aneiro . The topic of the multi-stakeholder dialogue segment will be energy and transport. 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