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The MDGs and Local Development Processes: Hitting the Targets or Missing the Point?
Document begins: The MDGs and Local Development Processes: Hitting the Targets or Missing the Point? Canada House, Trafalgar Square, London 18th November 2003 Draft Agenda (4 Nov 03) Chaired by Camilla Toulmin, Acting Director, IIED 8.30 Registration and coffee 9.00 Welcome: Mel Cappe, Canada's High Commissioner to the UK Address: Masood Ahmed, Director-General, Policy and International Division, DFID, UK Introduction to the aims of the Conference: Jan Pronk, Chair of IIED's Board of Trustees 10.00 Session 1: Making a difference or missing the targets? The MDGs will they make a difference? A scene-setter presentation on the rationale, politics and practicalities of MDGs, and observations on precedents (previous international targets): Salil Shetty, Director of the UN's MDG Campaign 10.30 Aid and the MDGS: hitting the targets or missing the point? Two short presentations from staff of international agencies regarding how MDGs are affecting their work. How do the MDGs challenge the focus and approach of `aid' work? What will they mean for direct budgetary support, PRSPs, programming, reviewing, staffing, partnerships, etc? · Multilateral perspective Terence Jones, Group Leader of the Capacity Development Group/C2015, UNDP and John Page, Director, Poverty Reduction, The World Bank · Bilateral agency perspective ...