With the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in September 2015, the international community has committed to eradicate extreme poverty by 2030 and to Leave No One Behind in this process. Economic growth will be critical to achieve these commitments, but not any type of growth will do the job.
These were the premises of the Conference ‘Incorporating Pro-Poorest Growth in the SDGs: Moving Beyond the MDGs’ implemented by the Chronic Poverty Advisory Network (CPAN) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in Manila in April 2016. The conference was the chance for CPAN to test and validate the concept of pro-poorest growth, which has been at the core of the research project Leaving no one behind: adjusting economic growth strategies - Pro-poorest growth policy analysis carried out in the past year with the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s (DFAT) support. A full report of the conference can be found here.
More information can be found on CPAN website.