As World Leaders ongoing UN ECOSOC (Economic and Social Council) High Level Political Forum, HLPF 30 June – 9 July ; Annual Ministerial Review, AMR 8 July – 9 July and Development Cooperation Forum, DCF – 10 July – 11 July; it is pertinent to draw the attention of the World Leaders to good ideas and pertinent suggestions being generated in ongoing World Development Report, WDR 2014 Massive Open Online Course, MOOC, particularly those on its Discussion Forum New End Hunger and Poverty, NEHAP Pilot Program – Participant Project Thread (Open) and Evidence and Ending World Hunger and Poverty Thread (Private).
The Acid Test of Credibility of WDR 2014 MOOC is How it Delivers Solutions to effectively tackle real and complex:-
1. Risk Management Root problems
2. End Hunger and Poverty by 2025 and 2030 Root problems
3. Aid Effectiveness and Post 2015 Development Agenda Root problems
4. Governance and Globalization Working for the World Poor Root problems
5. Creating Learning Society Root problems
6. Creating Development Change Champions Root problems
7. Building National and Global Collective Action Driving TRANSFORMATION of Society Root problems
on the ground from Neighbourhood to Global levels facing Individuals, Institutions and Governments (all arms and all tiers in all countries – developed and developing) in our World today.
The same 7 Points forms the Acid Test of UN ECOSOC HLPF, AMR and DCF.
Should World Leaders and Leaders of all other relevant Stakeholder Groups – Families, Communities, Enterprises, Banks etc willingly accept support that could come from harvesting all good ideas and pertinent suggestions in the ongoing WDR 2014 MOOC; effectively mobilize all relevant Sub-national, National and International Development Cooperation Stakeholders to fully implement these ideas and suggestions as well as effectively Monitor and evaluate this implementation, there is no reason why UN ECOSOC HLPF, AMR and DCF will not Pass the Acid Test.
However, should opportunity to have these ideas and suggestions positively influence outcome of the 3 ECOSOC Meetings leading to failure to Pass the Acid Test, can ECOSOC afford to fail this Acid Test? Will ECOSOC not be letting down Billions of World Poor they claim to serve, with possible catastrophic consequences for our World should ECOSOC fail this Acid Test?
If you require some clarification or additional information, please send email to:-
International Society for Poverty Elimination, ISPE /
Economic Alliance Group