Alternative development strategies for the post-2015 era
The Committee for Development Policy (CDP) held a briefing on "Alternative Development Strategies for the Post-2015 Era" on 25 November as part of the 5th Session of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals.
In her opening statement, Shamshad Akhtar, Assistant-Secretary-General for Economic Development, said that "the CDP has taken upon itself the task to examine and draw lessons from past experiences so that we can formulate more effective, comprehensive approaches in identifying durable and equitable solutions to the development challenges the world confronts today...There is no one size fits all, no silver bullets. However, there are some common elements among those successful policies which provide important lessons for us in formulating an alternative development strategy." The briefing featured CDP members José Antonio Alonso, Giovanni Andrea Cornia, Sakiko Fukuda-Parr and José Antonio Ocampo.
A briefing on "Alternative Development Strategies for the Post-2015 Era", featuring José Antonio Alonso, Giovanni Andrea Cornia, Sakiko Fukuda-Parr and José Antonio Ocampo, will be held on Monday, 25 November, 1:15 – 2:30 pm at Conference Room A in the UN Conference Building.
The global economic crisis of 2008-2009 exposed systemic failings at the core of economic policymaking worldwide. The crisis came on top of several other crises, including skyrocketing and highly volatile world food and energy prices and climate change. This book argues that new policy approaches are needed to address such devastating global development challenges and to avoid the potentially catastrophic consequences to livelihoods worldwide that are likely to result from present approaches.
The contributors to the book are independent development experts, brought together by the UN Committee for Development Policy, an advisory body of the Economic and Social Council, to identify a development strategy capable of promoting a broad-based economic recovery and at the same time guaranteeing social equity and environmental sustainability both within countries and internationally. This new development approach seeks to promote the reforms needed to improve global governance, providing a more equitable distribution of global public goods. The contributors offer a critical evaluation of past development experiences and report on their creative search for new and well-thought out answers for the future. They suggest that economic progress, fairer societies and environmental sustainability can be compatible objectives, but only when pursued simultaneously by all.
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Table of Contents
José Antonio Alonso, Giovanni Andrea Cornia, and Rob Vos
- Chapter 1: Globalization at a cross roads: key challenges for the twenty-first century
- Chapter 2: Should global goal setting continue, and how, in the post-2015 era?
- Chapter 3: Do we need new development models? The impact of neo-liberal policies
- Chapter 4: Learning from the past: which of the past/current development strategies are best suited to deal with the “quadruple crisis”?
Giovanni Andrea Cornia and Milica Uvalic
- Chapter 5: Towards climate compatible and resilient development
J.B. (Hans) Opschoor
- Chapter 6: Aiming for food and nutrition security in a changed global context: strategies for ending hunger
Joachim von Braun
- Chapter 7: The international development strategy beyond 2015: taking demographic dynamics into account
Ana Luiza Cortez
- Chapter 8: Common elements of national development strategies consistent with the post-2015 achievements of MDGs
Giovanni Andrea Cornia and Rob Vos
- Chapter 9: Building a stable and equitable global monetary system
Bilge Erten and José Antonio Ocampo
- Chapter 10: From aid to global development policy
José Antonio Alonso
- Chapter 11: International migration in the development agenda
José Antonio Alonso
- Chapter 12: Enabling international environment
Norman Girvan and Ana Luiza Cortez
About the editors
José Antonio Alonso is Professor of Economics at the Complutense University of Madrid and a member of the United Nations Committee for Development Policy
Giovanni Andrea Cornia is Professor of Economics at the University of Florence and a member of the United Nations Committee for Development Policy
Rob Vos is Director of Rural Development and Poverty Reduction at the Food and Agricultural Organization in Rome and Professor of Finance and Development at the International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam.
About other contributors
Joachim von Braun is Professor at the University of Bonn
Ana Luiza Cortez is Secretary of the United Nations Committee for Development Policy
Bilge Erten is Research fellow at Columbia University in New York
Sakiko Fukuda-Parr is Professor at the New School University in New York and a member of the United Nations Committee for Development Policy
Norman Girvan is a Professor of Economics at the University of West Indies and a member of the United Nations Committee for Development Policy
José Antonio Ocampo is Professor at Columbia University, New York, and a member of the United Nations Committee for Development Policy
J.B. (Hans) Opschoor is emeritus Professor and former rector of the International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University, The Hague and at the time of writing was a member of the United Nations Committee for Development Policy
Frances Stewart is Emeritus Professor at the University of Oxford and, at the time of writing, was chair of the United Nations Committee for Development Policy
Milica Uvalic is Professor at the University of Perugia and at the time of writing she was a member of the United Nations Committee for Development Policy