Global Poverty Eradication Conference

THEMES

Area of Focus

Children and Youth, Community Building and Renewal, Disaster Relief , Economic Development, Energy Conservation, Farming and Agriculture, Government Oversight and Reform, Health, Mental, Housing and Homelessness, Human Rights and Civil Liberties, Job Training and Workplace Issues, Peace and Conflict Resolution, Poverty and Hunger, Prison Reform, and Religion.

Conference Themes

Partnerships for advocacy and policy development – including finding allies across government and in other organisations at national, regional and local level, recognising cross-cutting themes and the potential for sharing agendas; and building coalitions around mutually reinforcing targets and objectives. Partnerships for establishing principles and developing programmes – including establishing a basis of shared values to underpin promotion work, agreeing what constitutes evidence of effectiveness and working with others on strategic planning and commissioning. Partnerships for building capacity – including pooling resources, development, agreeing knowledge and skills required, working with others on training. Partnerships for effective implementation – including working with colleagues across statutory, voluntary and independent sector organisations to deliver interventions which will lead to measurable improvements.

 

Highlight

Progress in Poverty Eradication Progress in Employment Creation Progress in Achieving the Objectives of the Social Sectors Progress in Governance.

 

Summary

a) Prospects and Challenges for Development

Economic growth has led to very considerable progress in reducing poverty, but there is no room for complacency. How can this level of economic growth be sustained? And if growth can be sustained, how can the benefits be extended to marginalised groups.The conference theme will look at ways to tackle future challenges. Potential risks include problems which may strike at a global level, such as an influenza pandemic or a global financial crisis. These challenges will require global solutions as well as regional responses, to mitigate their impact on economic growth and poverty reduction. At a regional level, potential challenges include investing in adequate infrastructure, ensuring financial stability, and meeting energy requirements for growth, while safeguarding the environment.

b) Unleashing Scores For Poverty Eradication

Major structural transformations are occurring in many countries, as a result of urbanisation, industrialisation and demographic shifts. Although these changes have created opportunities for some, others have been left behind, unable to access the public services and government assistance they need. Social exclusion and “pockets of poverty” pose a threat to continued development progress and social cohesion. This conference theme will look at the challenges of sustaining development progress in the face of rapid structural transformations. Evolving development partnerships Aid relationships need rethinking to accommodate the expected progression of many countries to middle-income status. ‘Scaling up’ successful development programmes requires increased resource flows that are delivered in a coordinated and harmonised way. In the longer term, development cooperation needs to evolve into wider partnerships based on mutual interests, which go beyond the confines of aid to include trade, debt relief, security and management of the environment.

c) Sustaining Development Progress

This conference theme will look at the challenges of sustaining development progress in the face of rapid structural transformations.

d) Evolving Development Partnerships

Aid relationships need rethinking to accommodate the expected progression of many countries to middle-income status. ‘Scaling up’ successful development programmes requires increased resource flows that are delivered in a coordinated and harmonised way. In the longer term, development cooperation needs to evolve into wider partnerships based on mutual interests, which go beyond the confines of aid to include trade, debt relief, security and management of the environment.