Sustainable Development Goal 1 - End Poverty in All its Forms Everywhere
Speakers: Armando Barrientos, University of Manchester; Gaspar Fajth, UNICEF East Asia and Pacific Regional Office; ; and Jo Ritzen, Maastricht University.
The plenary session will explore to what extent social protection policies can contribute to achieving Sustainable Development Goal 1 – to End Poverty in all its Forms Everywhere. Are Social Protection policies the most effective and efficient instruments for SDG1, or are other policy options better suited? Does the design matter? What are the choices and implications of using means tested support versus basic income provisions in poverty alleviation or elimination. Do we see sufficient political will at the national and global level to encourage action, and if not, how can it be created? What do we consider the role of NGOs/ supranational institutions to support change?