Rethinking Poverty: Making Policies that Work for Children
The aim of the 2008 conference is to promote action on child poverty and disparity. The United Nations' 2000 Conference and its Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) marked an international commitment to eradicating extreme poverty and hunger and fostering global collaboration. Despite some progress towards the MDGs, millions of children remain outside of the policy agenda.
The conference will create a space for peer consultation among UNICEF international staff, New School faculty and students, academic and research institutions across the globe, NGO practitioners, and other external experts.
Further, the conference will provide input and feedback to UNICEF's global study on Child Poverty and Social Disparities, which is currently being carried out in 40 countries - The New School
Stefan Dercon participates at the University of Oxford under the Young Lives Project.
David Gordon works for the Townsend Centre for International Poverty Research. He is also a Shailen Nandy Research Associate for the University of Bristol.
Attila Hancioglu works for the UNICEF Division of Policy and Planning MICS Experience.
Eva Jespersen is Chair of the UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre.
Edilberto Loaiza works for the UNICEF Division of Policy and Planning MICS Experience.
Isabelle Maquet-Engsted is the Secretariat of the Indicator's Sub-Group of the Social Protection Committee International Benchmarks of child well-being/deprivations and EU processes to agree on indicators for member states' monitoring and experience sharing.
Leonardo Menchini works for the UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre and researches the potential of household surveys for assessing child wellbeing in CEE/CIS.