1 December 2004, Rose HallThis one day conference is a joint effort by the ReThink Foundation and the United Nations University.
Representatives of the Centre for Economic and Policy Research, the ReThink Foundation, Universities, the Diplomatic Corps in Japan and United Nations Organization will share their analysis on contrasting cases of failure and success in different part of the world. They will present their views on the globalization process and the role of national policy in regards to development and poverty reduction. The conference participants will also address issues such as whether mainstream economic theories can explain suboptimal growth and stubborn levels of poverty in many parts of the world.
The conference will aim at identifying desirable priorities for an overhaul of mainstream economic thinking in order to enable and guide national economic development for poverty alleviation. The conference shall highlight suggestions for alternative approaches to economic development, leading to a higher degree of independence and self-reliance for the less developed local economies.
Afternoon Session 2