This event is by invitation only.
The International Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC) and the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) are reviewing ideas to reframe the debate on development, and provide some concrete propositions re post 2015 goals and targets. Is there an intellectually honest and internationally agreed global framework for development (not one designed in the north and imposed on the south)?
At Rockefeller’s Frati Centre, Bellagio, June 20-24, 2011, our group of experts will meet to discuss various questions:
• The extent to which the MDGs should expand beyond poverty goals to include dimensions of global challenges such as climate change and obstacles like arms exports? How do we ensure that poor people benefit?
• How can enabling factors be included? How can we deal with security? With empowerment? Rights?
• What the mix should be on input versus output/outcome goals? Qualitative versus quantitative indicators?
• Can accountability measures and an international peer review mechanism to track national actions be developed?
• Do we have advice on process for the UN to gain agreement on the post 2015 framework?
• What methods should be pursued to consult with the poor? Can we do surveys at the country level, at least for representative countries to get a sense of current development issues and the views of diverse groups?
The objectives for the Bellagio meeting are to produce:
• More refined lists of potential international goals
• Advice for the High-Level Panel on Global Sustainability and the G20
• Advice on widespread consultation.