Taking Action for the World's Poor and Hungry People

Improving the Measurement of Extreme Poverty and Hunger

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Building the Social Capital of the Poor and Hungry

  • How does enhancing the social capital of the poorest and hungry, particularly women, enable effective implementation of policies and interventions to improve their welfare?
  • What strategies have proven effective in building trust and developing social networks of the poor and hungry people?
  • How are organizations for and with the poor and hungry people best fostered? What can we learn from local and global movements?
  • What strategies have been successful in ensuring that the social capital of the poor is harnessed in voicing their demands, providing services, and accessing markets?
  • What is needed to foster social innovation and social entrepreneurship, to scale up successes, and to enable social innovators and entrepreneurs to realize sustainable improvements in welfare for the poorest?

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Improving Governance and Reaching the Poor and Hungry during and after Emergencies and Crises

  • What strategies have proven successful in improving the ability of the poorest and hungry to demand pro-poor policies and ensure the effective delivery of services—for example, decentralization, civil service reform, increased information, transparency, and participation?
  • How and what can facilitate access to rights by the poor and roles of judiciary in poverty reduction?
  • How can interventions to improve the well-being of the poor and hungry be addressed in failing states, and how can service delivery for the poor be ensured during and after crises and emergencies?

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Scaling Up Interventions Focused on the Poor and Hungry

  • Does experience point to certain types of interventions that better lend themselves to scaling up?
  • What are the key constraints to scaling up interventions for the poorest and hungry people, and how can they be overcome? What strategies can be used to create the right incentives for widespread implementation of interventions within the domestic political system and multilateral organizations? How can the capacity of implementing organizations be improved?
  • What lessons can we learn about what actors should be involved in scaling up—public sector, private sector, civil society organizations? How can development partners best support scaling up?
  • How should public investment be scaled up? In which sectors, in what sequence? How can sustainable operation and financing of scaled-up interventions be assured?
  • What speaks against scaling up/large scale and for diversity/small scale? What is the optimal scale?

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New Strategies, Actions, and Ways Forward to End Extreme Poverty and Hunger in Main Developing Regions: Latin America

The regional forums include not only participants from the respective regions but also some from other regions for transregional learning. They will address the following questions:
  • What are the regional dimensions of poverty and hunger and the key regional drivers of change?
  • What can we learn for the regions from case studies of interventions and approaches based on the themes raised earlier in the conference (fostering pro-poor growth, reducing vulnerability and enhancing social protection, and creating and enhancing assets of the rural poor)?
  • What can we learn from experiences in other regions about designing effective interventions in this region?
  • To what extent does successful action require effective strategies for scaling up programs, improving governance, fostering organizations of the poor and hungry, and developing capacity for social innovation and entrepreneurship?
  • What actions over what time are needed to actually end extreme poverty and hunger in the respective regions?

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New Strategies, Actions, and Ways Forward to End Extreme Poverty and Hunger in Main Developing Regions: Asia

The regional forums include not only participants from the respective regions but also some from other regions for transregional learning. They will address the following questions:
  • What are the regional dimensions of poverty and hunger and the key regional drivers of change?
  • What can we learn for the regions from case studies of interventions and approaches based on the themes raised earlier in the conference (fostering pro-poor growth, reducing vulnerability and enhancing social protection, and creating and enhancing assets of the rural poor)?
  • What can we learn from experiences in other regions about designing effective interventions in this region?
  • To what extent does successful action require effective strategies for scaling up programs, improving governance, fostering organizations of the poor and hungry, and developing capacity for social innovation and entrepreneurship?
  • What actions over what time are needed to actually end extreme poverty and hunger in the respective regions?

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New Strategies, Actions, and Ways Forward to End Extreme Poverty and Hunger in Main Developing Regions: Africa

The regional forums include not only participants from the respective regions but also some from other regions for transregional learning. They will address the following questions:
  • What are the regional dimensions of poverty and hunger and the key regional drivers of change?
  • What can we learn for the regions from case studies of interventions and approaches based on the themes raised earlier in the conference (fostering pro-poor growth, reducing vulnerability and enhancing social protection, and creating and enhancing assets of the rural poor)?
  • What can we learn from experiences in other regions about designing effective interventions in this region?
  • To what extent does successful action require effective strategies for scaling up programs, improving governance, fostering organizations of the poor and hungry, and developing capacity for social innovation and entrepreneurship?
  • What actions over what time are needed to actually end extreme poverty and hunger in the respective regions?

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Creating and Enhancing Assets of the Rural Poor

Parallel Sessions/Roundtables: Pathways out of Extreme Poverty and Hunger

What Will It Take to Enable People to Move out of Extreme Poverty and Hunger? What National Development Strategy, Macroeconomic and Social Policy, and Poverty Reduction Strategy?

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Targeting the Poor—Policies and Programs

Parallel Sessions/Roundtables: Pathways out of Extreme Poverty and Hunger

What Will It Take to Enable People to Move out of Extreme Poverty and Hunger? What National Development Strategy, Macroeconomic and Social Policy, and Poverty Reduction Strategy?

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Reducing Vulnerability and Enhancing Social Protection

Parallel Sessions/Roundtables: Pathways out of Extreme Poverty and Hunger

What Will It Take to Enable People to Move out of Extreme Poverty and Hunger? What National Development Strategy, Macroeconomic and Social Policy, and Poverty Reduction Strategy?

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