The Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) is holding its Fourteenth Sustainable Development Conference (SDC) from 13—15 December 2011 in Islamabad, Pakistan. This year’s Conference is titled ‘Redefining Paradigms of Sustainable Development in South Asia’. On 13 December Sabina Alkire, OPHI’s Director, gave a keynote speech on the Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI), and will chair a panel on ‘Revisiting Poverty Debate: Alternative Ways for Conceptualization, Measurement and Targeting’ on 14 December 9.30-11.30 am (PST).
Watch a live stream of the proceedings of SDC from 13-15 December 2011 between 9.30 am – 5.00 pm (PST) daily.
Conference agenda and panels
The session ‘Revisiting Poverty Debate: Alternative Ways for Conceptualization, Measurement and Targeting’ chaired by Sabina Alkire, will feature special comments by Dr. Sajjad Akhtar, Former Director, Centre for Research on Poverty Reduction and Income Distribution, Planning Commission of Pakistan; and, Dr. Vaqar Ahmed, Sustainable Development Policy Institute, Islamabad, Pakistan. The panel organizer is Mr. Arif Naveed, Senior Research Associate, Sustainable Development Policy Institute, Islamabad, Pakistan.