At the close of the Summit, the delegates rose and applauded to approve the 2013 Partnerships against Poverty Summit Declaration:
Manila, 11 October 2013: We, the participants in the Partnerships against Poverty Summit, state collectively and enthusiastically, that EXTREME POVERTY CAN AND WILL BE ENDED BY THE YEAR 2030!
To reach this goal, we declare the following four commitments:
- First, we commit to putting the poor first! The voices of the poor and extreme poor must be heard in our movement, and they must be full participants in the process of improving their lives and our services. They are not only our clients but also our biggest resource.
- Second, we commit to strengthening our services to the poor through strategic partnerships that offer new services and products. Poverty will not be ended by a single organization offering a new service or product. Rather, poverty will be ended by thousands of organizations working in partnerships that offer multiple new services and products needed by the poor.
- Third, to better provide services and products for the poor, we commit to strengthening the openness of our organizations and institutions. We commit to actively implementing practices that ensure openness, accountability, transparency, inclusiveness, and fairness. We commit to openly sharing ideas and methods between partners and colleagues, to enhance and accelerate our movement’s capacity to serve the poor.
- Fourth, we commit to developing an environment where the movement to end poverty will thrive and become widely recognized so that the vision of a world free of poverty will be achieved by 2030. We will lobby our governments for regulatory reform to permit financial and social support services for the poor. We will organize mass media campaigns, world summits, special forums, and mass citizen events to accelerate the movement to end poverty.
This is our vision: a world of partnerships we created together; a world with no child mortality; a world where all school-aged children can read and write; a world where every family has access to healthcare, housing, and working capital; a world in 2030 that is free of extreme poverty.
THIS IS A VISION WE CAN AND WILL ACHIEVE!
The Microcredit Summit Campaign will work with all those who want to implement these Commitments to help promote the knowledge and partnerships that will make them possible. Together we can provide the products, services, tools, and systems that unleash the hope, energy, and resilience of those living in poverty. It is their resilience that will help bring an end to extreme poverty in our world.
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Table of Contents
- Executive Summary
- Taking Steps to Target the Poorest
- A Global Context for Extreme Poverty
- Microfinance & Health Providers Can Partner for Greater Results
- Commercial & Social Businesses Can Expand Value Chains to Include Those in Poverty
- Mobile Network Operators Can Build Systems that Reach the Poorest and Most Remote
- Regulators & Policymakers Can Build a National Ecosystem for Inclusion
- Social Support Payments Can Become a Bridge to Financial Inclusion
- Being Accountable for Results
- A Commitment to End Extreme Poverty by 2030
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