Tackling poverty, inequality to meet Sustainable Development Goals

Tackling poverty and inequality to meet Sustainable Development GoalsFollowing the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development by world leaders in September, policy-makers, development practitioners, and researchers are convening to lay out policy options to eradicate poverty and tackle inequality in Africa, in line with the new universal anti-poverty goals.

The 10th edition of the African Economic Conference, titled Addressing Poverty and Inequality in the Post-2015 Development Agenda, takes place November 2-4 in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, and provides a forum to explore the policy, institutional, and investment frameworks needed to boost Africa's equitable, inclusive and environmentally-sustainable development.

The annual conference is organized by the African Development Bank (AfDB), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the UN Economic Commission of Africa (ECA).

"With the approval of a new roadmap to 2030 in the form of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), this year is pivotal for development. We know that the SDGs have to work first and foremost for Africa. The 2015 African Economic Conference offers us an excellent opportunity to look again at Africa's development course," said Akinwumi Adesina, AfDB President. "Inclusive growth makes sure that everyone benefits, and nobody is left behind."

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About The Project

Supported by the Department for International Development (DFID) UK, this 3 year project focuses on deepening the understanding of the international politics of development diplomacy, including the key political drivers that influence and shape development policy internationally and the impact this has on South Africa as an emerging development assistance partner.

Key Themes

This project considers three key areas:

  1. The development of the South African Development Partnership Agency (SADPA);
  2. Trilateral development partnerships; and
  3. Multilateral development cooperation.
Aims and Objectives of The Project

The aims of this project include:

  • improving the understanding of the current transition taking place within multilateral development cooperation in both the geo-political North and South;
  • understanding the role of multilateral development cooperation for South Africa’s foreign policy and international engagement in the short, medium, and long-term;
  • review potential opportunities as well as obstacles in engaging in international development assistance
Contact details
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