Report of the first session of the Subcommittee on Poverty Reduction Practices of ESCAP (30 June – 2 July 2004, Bangkok, Thailand)

Implementing partnerships for development in least developed countries of Asia and the Pacific, Bangkok, 29 June 2004

The Least Developed Countries Coordination Unit/Millennium Development Goals Centre, in collaboration with the Poverty and Development Division organized a workshop “Implementing partnerships for development in least developed countries of Asia and the Pacific” in Bangkok, on 29 June 2004, immediately prior to the Subcommittee on Poverty Reduction Practices, 30 June to 2 July 2004.

The workshop identified the necessary elements of effective partnerships between governments, civil societies and the private sector, such as policy environment, capacity-building, role of international organizations and sources of funding. The outcomes of this meeting formed an input to the first session of the Subcommittee on Poverty Reduction Strategies, which considered (1) enabling environment for poverty reduction initiatives, (2) strategies in poverty reduction, (3) evaluation of targeted poverty reduction programmes and (4) selected issues in poverty reduction, to ensure that its recommendations can be implemented in the least developed countries.

Provisional Agenda
Tentative Programme
Outcomes
List of Participants