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POLICIES FOR ACHIEVING THE MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS IN THE ECE REGION: REDUCING EXTREME INCOME DISPARITIES

2-3 October 2003
Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland
Salle XI

Thursday, 2 October 2003
 
10.00 - Opening remarks :Executive Secretary
Session I:
Poverty in the low-income countries of the ECE region (discussion session)
   Chair: Dieter Hesse, UNECE
Paper :
Poverty in the CIS and the Baltic region
Jane Falkingham, University of Southampton
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Falkingham
presentation
   Discussants:
   - Renee Friedman, UNDP Regional Support Centre Bratislava>
 - Gilda Farrell, Council of Europe
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Farell
presentation
   Presentation:
  Poverty in the European Union
Laura Bardone, European Commission; Employment and Social Affairs DG
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Bardone
presentation
   General Discussion
12.50 - Chairperson's summary
13.00-15.00 - Lunch break
15.00
Session II:
The role of institutions and domestic targeted policies
   Chair: Jane Falkingham, University of Southampton
   Presentations:
(i)
The role of housing policy
Iskra Dandolova, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia
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Dandalova
presentation
(ii)
Transforming property rights into a tool for poverty alleviation: the importance of institutions
Geoffrey Hamilton, UNECE
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Hamilton
presentation
(iii)
The role of gender equality
Anra Tabyshalieva, Central Asia-Caucasus Institute, The John Hopkins University, Paul H. Nitze, School of Advance International Studies
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Tabyshalieva
presentation
(iv)
The challenge of HIV/AIDS to health, poverty, and economic development in the ECE region
Henning Mikkelsen, UNAIDS
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Mikkelsen
presentation
   General Discussion
17.45 - Chairperson's summary
18.00 -End of first day / Reception
 
Friday, 3 October 2003
 
10.00
Session II:
The role of institutions and domestic targeted policies [cont’d]
   Chair: Jane Falkingham
   Presentations:
(i)
Social protection
Wouter Van Ginneken, ILO
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Van Ginneken
presentation
(ii)
The role of the informal economy
Predrag Bejakovic, Institute of Public Finance, Zagreb
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Bejakovic
presentation
   General Discussion
11.15 - Chairperson's summary
11.20
Session III:
Country experiences with MDGs and poverty reduction initiatives: national and international perspectives (Roundtable)
  Chair: Renee Friedman, UNDP
(i)
National experiences: Common Country Assessments and Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers
   Presentations:
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Albania:Tim Scott, UNDP Country Office Tirana PPT download
Scott
presentation
Moldova: Arcadie Barbarosie, Public Policy Institute, Moldova PPT download
Barbarosie
presentation
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Poland: Irena Woycicka, Gdansk Institute for Market Economics (IbnGR), Gdansk PPT download
Woycicka
presentation
   General Discussion
13.00-15.00 - Lunch break
15.00-15.15
   General Discussion [continued]
15.20
Session III:
Country experiences with MDGs and poverty reduction initiatives: national and international perspectives [cont’d]
(ii)
The role of international institutions in support of national poverty reduction initiatives (and the status of low-income countries)
   Presentations:
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Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni, Council of Europe    
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Abdelmajid Slama, International Fund for Agricultural Development PPT download
Slama
presentation
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Dorothy Rosenberg, UNDP    
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Charles Gore, NCTAD PDF download
Gore
presentation
   General Discussion
17.50 - Chairperson's summary
Closing remarks
18.00 - End of seminar