Equity begins with children   Jan Vandemoortele
<ul><li>We seek to confirm, not to question, our ideas </li></ul><ul><li>We tend to oversimplify </li></ul>Don't Believe E...
All developing countries -7 +7 +9 -3 +10 +11
1990 2009 2015 Global MDG scorecard  (as of 2009)
Sub-Saharan Africa -5  (-7) +18  (+7) +13  (+9) -5  (-3) +4  (+10) +13  (+11)
Africa is not missing the targets, you are missing the point! “ African poverty and  stagnation  is the greatest tragedy o...
+2.7 yrs +1.2 yrs
Trends in malnutrition – South Asia   ( 1995-2009, by quintile )
<ul><ul><ul><li>Top 10% : appropriated 91% of  gains in income between 1989 and 2006 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>T...
“ There is no one policy for reducing inequality […] and another for raising national performance. Reducing inequality is ...
 
“ In fact, a more equal society has a greater likelihood of sustaining longer-term growth ” F&D, September 2011 Editor-in-...
“ Salvation does not depend on what we do but on who we are ” Meister Eckhart early 14 th  century
Mughal Shah Jahan  1592-66  Queen Ulrika-Eleonora 1656-93 “ No hay camino, se hace camino al andar ”
The best leaders are not more visionary or more creative; Great by Choice: Uncertainty, Chaos & Luck – why some thrive des...
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Presentation given at conference on 17/18 November in honour of Sir Richard Jolly

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  1. 1. Equity begins with children Jan Vandemoortele
  2. 2. <ul><li>We seek to confirm, not to question, our ideas </li></ul><ul><li>We tend to oversimplify </li></ul>Don't Believe Everything You Think The 6 Basic Mistakes We Make in Thinking Thomas Kida, 2007
  3. 3. All developing countries -7 +7 +9 -3 +10 +11
  4. 4. 1990 2009 2015 Global MDG scorecard (as of 2009)
  5. 5. Sub-Saharan Africa -5 (-7) +18 (+7) +13 (+9) -5 (-3) +4 (+10) +13 (+11)
  6. 6. Africa is not missing the targets, you are missing the point! “ African poverty and stagnation is the greatest tragedy of our time.” Blair Commission for Africa, 2005
  7. 7. +2.7 yrs +1.2 yrs
  8. 8. Trends in malnutrition – South Asia ( 1995-2009, by quintile )
  9. 9. <ul><ul><ul><li>Top 10% : appropriated 91% of gains in income between 1989 and 2006 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Top 1% : captured nearly 60% of income-growth between 1976-2007 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Top 0.1% : income share up from 4% to 12% between 1979 and 2006 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>“ [...] the US economy did well, except for the people in it” </li></ul></ul></ul>
  10. 10. “ There is no one policy for reducing inequality […] and another for raising national performance. Reducing inequality is the best way of doing both” The Spirit Level – Why More Equal Societies Almost Always Do Better Wilkinson & Pickett, 2009
  11. 12. “ In fact, a more equal society has a greater likelihood of sustaining longer-term growth ” F&D, September 2011 Editor-in-Chief
  12. 13. “ Salvation does not depend on what we do but on who we are ” Meister Eckhart early 14 th century
  13. 14. Mughal Shah Jahan 1592-66 Queen Ulrika-Eleonora 1656-93 “ No hay camino, se hace camino al andar ”
  14. 15. The best leaders are not more visionary or more creative; Great by Choice: Uncertainty, Chaos & Luck – why some thrive despite them all Collins & Hansen, 2011 they are more disciplined and more empirical”

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