1.15-2.30 pm (EST), 24 September 2013, United Nations, New York
Live and on-demand webcast coverage will be available on UN Web TV:
The Multidimensional Poverty Peer Network will hold a special side-event to coincide with the High Level Meetings of the 68th Session of the UN General Assembly. The event will address the future of multidimensional poverty measurement in the context of the post-2015 development agenda.
Panelists working at the forefront of poverty measurement will make the case for a new multidimensional poverty index (MPI) 2015+ (also described as an MPI 2.0) to support the post-2015 development goals. The MPI2015+ would often be complemented by national MPIs, as in Mexico and Colombia, whose indicators reflect national priorities and contexts. The Network will echo calls for a ‘data revolution’ to undergird multidimensional poverty measures with better and more frequent data.
Confirmed speakers at the event on 24 September include:
- Colombia: Bruce Mac Master, Director, Department of Social Prosperity
- Germany: Gudrun Kopp, Parliamentary Secretary of State
- Mexico: Gonzalo Hernandez, Director of the National Council for the Evaluation of Social Development Policy (CONEVAL)
- Philippines: Arsenio Balisacan, Minister of Socioeconomic Planning
- Morocco: Ahmed Lahlimi Alami, High Commissioner of Planning
- Nigeria: Shamsuddeen Usman, Minister of Planning
- Chile: Bruno Baranda, Minister of Social Development
- Jaime Saavedra, Acting Vice President, Poverty Reduction and Economic Management, World Bank
- Erik Solheim, Chair, OECD Development Assistance Committee
- Sabina Alkire, Director, OPHI, University of Oxford
Data shows that people who are multidimensionally poor are not necessarily income poor. Nor do the same policies reduce both poverties. By adopting a multidimensional poverty measure to support the post-2015 development goals, we can incorporate participatory insights of those living in poverty and ensure we eradicate both multidimensional and income poverty.
This event is organised by the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, CONEVAL of Mexico, the Department for Social Prosperity of Colombia, the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative at the University of Oxford (OPHI) and the new Multidimensional Poverty Peer Network, a global network of policymakers dedicated to advancing the multidimensional measurement of poverty and improving poverty reduction efforts.
Deadline for submission of complete papers: April 3, 2013
The ECINEQ Executive Committee is pleased to announce that the Fifth Meeting of the Society for the Study of Economic Inequality (ECINEQ). The ECINEQ conference will provide a forum for rigorous analysis of inequality, welfare and redistribution issues, both at the theoretical and at the empirical level, as well as for a discussion of the policy implications of the research findings in these fields.
ECINEQ aims at achieving high scholarly standards in both the selection of topics and their debates, whether they concern theoretical issues, empirical analyses or the implementation of policies.
More information at: http://www.ecineq.org/ecineq_bari13/index.htm
Global Health & Innovation Conference 2013, Unite For Sight, 10th Annual Conference
The Global Health & Innovation Conference is the world's largest global health conference and social entrepreneurship conference. This must-attend, thought-leading conference annually convenes more than 2,200 leaders, changemakers, students, and professionals from all fields of global health, international development, and social entrepreneurship.
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Deadline for paper submissions: April 30, 2013
The conference serves as a forum for researchers interested in the issues of Energy, Trade, Agriculture, Infrastructure, Regional Integration and Socio-economic Development, especially in the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) countries (Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Republic of Azerbaijan, Islamic Republic of Iran, Republic of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Republic of Tajikistan, Republic of Turkey, Turkmenistan, and Republic of Uzbekistan).
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The well-being of children. Theory, Practice and Policy -
MANCEPT Workshops in Political Theory
Date: September 4-6, 2013
Deadline for applications: May 15, 2013
The last years have seen an increasing interest in the topic of well-being across different disciplines. Questions of measurement and such regarding the normative value of well-being for theories of justice have been widely discussed. Furthermore, it has been acknowledged that these theoretical considerations interlink with questions of policy design andpolitical practice. There seems to be a shift that well-being might become one of the main indicators to measure the success of policies on all different levels, from the local to the national up to the international, and in many different policy areas.
Against this general background, we want to explore questions related to the theory, practice and policy of the well-being of children. Children are special in many aspects: it is a widely shared understanding that children are not able to fully understand their situation, that they are limited in their ability to make reasonable decisions about themselves and their actions, that they do not always act in their best interests, that they need the help and guidance of adults or that theyneed special protection from various harms and from making wrong choices. It is further well studied that the well-being during childhood has a significant influence on the whole future life course and adulthood. These factors make the well-being of children a topic of importance but also one that is confronted with many conceptual, normative and methodological difficulties that need to be addressed from different disciplines.
Gottfried Schweiger: email@example.com
Gunter Graf: firstname.lastname@example.org
ClimUrb International Workshop: Living in Low-income Urban Settlements in an Era of Climate Change: Processes, Practices, Policies and Politics
Deadline for abstracts submission: May 17, 2013
Notifications of acceptance: May 31, 2013
Full papers submission: July 31, 2013
Accelerated urbanisation in low- and middle-income countries, alongside a rise in the frequency and intensity of extreme weather events, suggests that climate change is already a factor in urbanisation. Associated with this is a worsening of urban poverty, and a dramatic rise in the vulnerability of low-income settlement dwellers to shocks.
Adaptation practices of the urban poor have the potential to inform ‘what works’ in low-income settlements - in terms of built-environment changes, livelihood diversifications, and social mobilisation and political change. We are keen to engage with leading scholars through a two-day invited workshop at the University of Manchester, UK. Output from the workshop will be published as an edited book and/or journal special issue.
The objectives of this workshop are:
- To deepen the understanding of the broader processes that shape and mediate the responses to climate change of poor urban households and communities in Asia, Africa and Latin America; and
- To contribute to the evolution of more effective pro-poor climate change policies by local governments, national governments and international organisations
Abstracts (maximum 300 words) should be submitted to email@example.com
More details at: http://www.bwpi.manchester.ac.uk/research/climurb/overview/activities/international-workshop/
Deadline for abstract submissions: May 30, 2013
Demographic, social, economic and technological revolutions have shaken the field of education in recent years. Access to better information and communication technologies coupled with growing youth unemployment, economic turbulence, climate change, as well as social revolutions (e.g. the Arab Spring) is rapidly changing the traditional classroom. Examples of such changes includes the dramatic growth in Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC), the development of digital badges, the increasing popularity of gamification and the ubiquitous access and use of smart phones and tablets. Can these changes be harnessed to support social and economic development, including improved management skills, entrepreneurial outcomes, and gender equality? Are the confluence of technological and social change and a greater scrutiny of the role of business in environmental and social challenges requiring a re-think of the typical business school? These and related topics will be explored at the 3rd International Research Conference of the Maastricht School of Management, organized in co-operation with the Department of Educational Research and Development of Maastricht University.
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Deadline for applications: June 9, 2013
Taught in Spanish!
Immediately preceding the Human Development and Capability Association (HDCA) Annual International Conference in Managua, Nicaragua, OPHI is organizing an 8-day training course on multidimensional poverty analysis.
More information at: http://www.ophi.org.uk/ophi-hdca-2013/#inform
Deadline for submissions: July 7, 2013
IGIDR is observing its Silver Jubilee with a variety of high profile academic events this year. The conference on Human Development will be one such event during. Two major themes have been selected for this conference:
i) Equity issues, including poverty and inequality; and
ii) Sustainability of Development, to encompass the perspectives of macroeconomic, social and capabilities-based, and environmental-natural resource based sustainability.
We hope to get researchers and practitioners from all over India and a few from abroad to share their contributions with the select gathering. We wish to extend this opportunity to about 30 ‘young scholars’ in Social Sciences (especially but not exclusively in Economics) from all over India actively involved in research and teaching who may benefit from this event. Those who have finished their Ph. D. in the last 3 years or are teaching in a UGC recognized institution for no more than 5 years may apply. As part of the event, these scholars will be expected to actively participate in the event, and may be encouraged to make short presentations of their research findings.
Those selected will be provided full boarding and accommodation in twin-sharing AC suites, and 3-tier AC travel by train and incidental expenses will be reimbursed. Selection will be on the basis of CV and one (and only one) sample work to judge quality and relevance, preferably published in a professional journal. These should be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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On April 30, 2012 there will be a workshop in Berlin under the title "Philosophy of science & case studies – An exploratory workshop with a focus on critical realism and the capability approach" - so no technology or design in there. But if you read the description of the workshop, you will see that the area of application highlighted in the workshop will be social entrepreneurship / design / innovation. If you would like to register or have any questions about the workshop, please contact Rafael Ziegler.