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1 “Our kids will see hunger relegated to museums” Trade barriers It’s their own fault We already give more than anyone else over a trillion $ wasted 1 billion stuffed & 1 b starved MDGs will not be achieved Corrupt dictators Corrupt multinationals Steady progress  MDGs Tilted playing field Malthus rich nations broke their promises 2008 recession We never promised 0.7% trade not aid

2 Toward a world without hunger... … 2 perspectives

3 “Our kids will see hunger relegated to museums” Trade barriers It’s their own fault We already give more than anyone else Trillions wasted There are more hungry now than ever MDGs are unachievable Corrupt dictators Corrupt multinationals Steady progress  MDGs Tilted playing field “Things will get worse no matter what we do” Malthus Rich nations broke their promises 2008 recession We never promised 0.7% Trade not aid

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6 Number of people (millions) adequately nourished (FAO anthropometric data) 6

7 World GDP $PPP per cap (est) ers.usda.gov/Data/Macroeconomics /

8 GDP per capita / past 10 years 8

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10 % Infant mortality < 5 years 10 also Still poverty trapped India USA Singapore

11 Deaths (millions) before age 5 in 2006

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15 GDP/cap % growth in poor countries exceeds developed year % GDP/cap pa for poor nations - % for rich

16 Progress toward MDGs % < $1.25 /day % undernourished % deaths < 5y H2OH2O green bar is target for red bar is 1990; amber bar is 2008 school pregnt

17 Porkbarrelling & Swiss bank a/c’s multi- nationals dictators Offshore bank a/c’s Rich nation politicians  government people in poor countries (hate corruption) commodities taxpayers in rich (Nato?) countries “military- industrial complex” Tanks & rockets for right wing regimes, invasions for “freedom & democracy”, & depose “socialists” Treaties force unfair tariffs & trade. Share- holders $ $ $ $ $ $ $ election funds, inducements concessions $

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19 Aid that doesn't work $ → Swiss bank accounts of dictators that benefits the giver more than the recipient unsustainable aid - the need is emergency aid and resources for sustainable development level playing field independence → acceleration of economic growth discovery of wealth → poverty 19

20 Aid that does work Transparent Partnerships SMART objectives Revised annually Externally accountable Not self-serving Commitments are long term (Grameen, MV, MDG) 20

21 21 oreign-aid-development- assistance#GovernmentsCuttingBacko nPromisedResponsibilities Ireland Luxemborg Sweden Denmark Norway Netherlands UK Low share of phantom aid 60% of UA ODA goes to Iraq & Israel

22 22 [US Senator Patrick] Leahy noted that two-thirds of US government aid goes to only two countries: Israel and Egypt. Much of the remaining third is used to promote US exports or to fight a war against drugs that could only be won by tackling drug abuse in the United States.” UN Secretary General Kofi Annan noted that the flow of money from poor to rich countries far exceeded total ODA. “Funds should be moving from developed countries to developing countries, but the opposite is happening…. Funds that should be promoting investment and growth in developing countries, or building schools and hospitals, or supporting other steps towards the Millennium Development Goals, are, instead, being transferred abroad.” instead of promoting investment in health, education, and infrastructure development in the third world, this money has been channelled to the North, either because of debt servicing arrangements, asymmetries and imbalances in the trade system or because of inappropriate liberalisation and privatisation measures imposed upon them by the international financial and trading system.debt servicing arrangements, asymmetries and imbalances in the trade system or because of inappropriate liberalisation and privatisation measures

23 More recent than the MDGs & making a difference Grameen Family of social enterprises Billionnaire Philanthropists & foundations The Millennium Village project Passionate & influential voices for change Scientists & students The Millennium Development Goals Rapid exchange of info & ideas by internet

24 24 Passionate renegades

25 Pitfalls problems & roadblocks Financial melt-down National scale land purchases Food  fuel... War on terror... Nations in bondage to IMF debt Unfair trade practices Climate change Globalization of food economics Clean water & air have become commodities Vandana Shiva on globalization Vandana Shiva on Food Laws Diverts development & aid $ Increases the price of foods Also  displaced persons & Destroys the local economy

26 Nothing helps Poverty will go 26 It’s their own fault Corrupt dictators Malthus 2008 recession Trillions wasted MDGs are unachievable Corrupt multinationals They will be achieved We know what works & doesn’t Throwing $ at problems Will delay progress by 4-8 y They don’t need $

27 there is no reason for complacency or self- satisfaction 10,000,000 kwash ward [= no of kids born in Can in 30 years] 35M birth rate 10/1000 = 350k kids/y] The faster we move the less we have to cope with population growth, 27

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29 Show as stacked histogram % le rank Member countries NZ, Scand, Switz, Can, Aus, HK, W Eur & UK 50-90US, France, UAE, Israel, Botsw, SA, Namib, Turky Kuwait, Ghana, Greece, China, Swaziland, India, Panama, Thailand 33-50Morocco, Malawi, Lesotho, Mex, Rwanda, SriLan, Liberia, Zambia, Senegal, Niger, Gambia, Argentina, Egypt, Algeria, Mali 15-30Vietnam, Ethiopia, Uganda, Nigeria, Lybia, Zimbabwe, Russia, Kenya, Ukraine 5-10 Tajikistan, Cambodia, Laos, Central African Republic, Congo, Angola, Venezuela, 0-5Turkmenistan, Iran, Haiti, Guinea, Uzbekistan, Iraq, Sudan, Myanmar, Afghanistan, Somalia (6 /54 African) 29

30 1-liner Toward MDGs - what works, what doesn’t Introduce the antagonist. “Dead aid”. 3 points: 1 the trajectory says YES... but too slow 2 transp, sustained, targeted aid works 3 it’s working thanks to few nations & initiatives Visual slides – not for note-taking Visual presentation of quantitative data Reveal the holy smokes moment Rehearsals beginning mid-late Sept Just before the talk remind yourself of passion

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32 MDG progress /fs290/en/index.htmlhttp://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets /fs290/en/index.html shtml#mdgshttp://www.un.org/millenniumgoals/reports. shtml#mdgs 32

33 MDG Critique & Scenarios MDGs a critique from the south Sept The MDGs after the Crisis World bank analyses scenarios. Crisis recovery matters, but not as much as kept promises 33


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