Promoting Millennium Development Ideals: Lant Pritchett
|Starts:||16:30 16 Jul 2014|
|Ends:||18:00 16 Jul 2014|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||Brooks World Poverty Institute|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public|
Promoting Millennium Development Ideals: The Risks of Defining Development Down
- What is development?
- Are we setting high enough success measures?
- What are the dangers of setting low bar goals?
- Why is there a need for Millennium Development Ideals post-2015?
Lant Pritchett will be discussing these questions and more following his recent paper, Promoting Millennium Development Ideals: The Risks of Defining Development Down.
"The approach of 2015, the target date of the Millennium Development Goals, sets the stage for a global re-engagement on the question of “what is development?” We argue that the post-2015 development framework for development should include Millennium Development Ideals which put into measurable form the high aspirations citizens of the world’s countries have for their well-being. Standing alone, low bar targets like the existing Millennium Development Goals “define development down” and put at risk both domestic and global coalitions to support to an inclusive development agenda. Measuring development progress exclusively by low bar targets creates the illusion that specific targeted programs can be an adequate substitute for a broad national and global development agenda."
PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE: The seminar will now take place in G.7, Humanities Bridgeford Street Building.
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This lecture is hosted by the Effective States and Inclusive Development Research Centre and the Brooks World Poverty Institute at the University of Manchester.
Role: Professor of the Practice of International Development
Organisation: Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University
Travel and Contact Information
Humanities Bridgeford Street