The United Nations recently issued a report on what the sequel to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) could be. The report, titled 'A New Global Partnership: Eradicate Poverty and Transform Economies through Sustainable Development', articulates five fundamental transformations that, if implemented, would imply a sharp change from business as usual in every country and internationally. Importantly, in order to monitor progress, the report calls for a “data revolution,” arguing that data has enormous power if it is open and accessible.
In addition, The World Bank Group ‘s strategic goals of ending extreme poverty and promoting shared prosperity are fueling a debate on how to translate those goals into country specific targets, how to achieve them, and how to determine if a country is on track to attaining the goals.
While, many discussions around the globe are focused on the “What”, less attention has so far focused on the “How.”
This event aims to strengthen the understanding of what it will take to end poverty and promote shared prosperity and, under the anticipated new development goals, the need for data, statistical capacity, and results management.
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Pravin Gordhan, Minister of Finance, South Africa
Kaushik Basu, World Bank Group Chief Economist
Robert Kirkpatrick, Director, UN Global Pulse
Homi Kharas, Lead Author, ‘A New Global Partnership: Eradicate Poverty and Transform Economies through Sustainable Development’
Moderator: Mahmoud Mohieldin, Special Envoy of The World Bank Group President