End Poverty! UNDP’s work in the poorest countries and how to improve

Velkommen til miniseminar om fattigdom. På seminaret vil vi diskutere hvorfor vi ikke får til bærekraftig utvikling for de fattigste i de minst utvikla landene, og hva som må endres for å få det til. Statssekretær Aksel Jakobsen åpner seminaret. Laurel Patterson (UNDPs teamleder for integrering av bærekraftsmålene) kommer fra New York for å holde hovedinnlegg. Eksterne norske aktører gir korte kommentarer. Seminaret er et samarbeid mellom Norad, UD og Oslo Governance Center.
6 mai. 2019

9:30 - 11:30

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Bygdøy allé 2, 0257 Oslo

Veibeskrivelse (google)
The seminar starts with a light lunch from 11.30, followed by presentations and discussions from 12.00.
In January 2019, UNDP’s Independent Evaluation Office (IEO) presented the report Evaluation of UNDP support to poverty reduction in the least developed countries.  

The report is important as it is an analysis and assessment of the core work of UNDP that cross-cuts several sustainable development goals (SDGs), especially goals 1 and 16.
UNDP plays a key role in supporting countries make their development plans a reality - putting societies on a sustainable & inclusive development pathway, managing risks and enhancing resilience, and advancing prosperity and wellbeing. A major objective for UNDP is to mainstream the sustainable development agenda into national plans, strategies and budgets. For this purpose, several new tools for integrated planning and programming are developed. Innovations are seen as important to accelerate implementation and to address gaps.
The seminar will bring together perspectives of UNDP, MFA and Norad, as well as selected external stakeholders, on UNDP’s evolving role as SDG integrator at national and sub-national levels.
UNDP’s Team Leader for SDG Integration, Ms. Laurel Patterson, will present UNDP’s work as SDG integrator.

The seminar will discuss the following:

  • Understanding the problem: Examples of why we do not manage to spearhead sustainable development for the poorest in the Least developed Countries (LDCs), and what need to be changed.
  • Contextualization of the target group “the poorest”: Who are they, where do they live, what characterizes the drivers of poverty in their lives.
  • How to work: Examples of how we should/should not work to spearhead integrated solutions for sustainable development for the poorest in the LDCs.
  • Results: Examples of sustainable development results for the poorest in the LDCs.


11:30 - 12:00:  Light lunch and mingling
12:00 - 12:05: Welcome by Marit Brandtzæg, Deputy Director, Norad
12:05 - 12:15:  Opening remarks by State Secretary for International Development, Aksel Jakobsen
12:15 - 12:35: Presentation of UNDPs work on Poverty as SDG Integrator by Laurel Patterson, Team Leader SDG Integration, UNDP
12:35 - 12:45: Remarks by Magnus Hatlebakk, Senior Researcher and Coordinator on Poverty Dynamics, CMI
12:45 - 12:55: Remarks by Kristina Rødahl, Senior Advisor Civil Society Partnerships, NCA
12:55 - 13:00: Main points for discussion by Eirin Mobekk, Policy Director Fragility, Norad
13:00 - 13:25:  Discussion
13:25 - 13:30: Closing remarks