[Ccwg-auctionproceeds] Revised Proposed Final Report and Indicative Poll on Mechanisms - Deadline 3 December 2019

Alan Greenberg alan.greenberg at mcgill.ca
Sat Nov 23 02:30:45 UTC 2019

Sam, In my mind, ANY term is likely to have some 
problems, so I agree that we need to pick a term 
but then qualify what we mean. In most cases 
where we use the term, we also qualify or expand 
it with expressions like :under-represented 
countries" or "underserved populations"

As has been pointed, where we are targetting such 
populations, we are also aiming at disadvantaged 
populations that may reside within a higher-income contry.

So pick something, but then with a foot note of 
more formal definition make it clear what we mean.

Also note that we are not RESTRICTING grants to 
such groups but merely targeting them.


At 22/11/2019 06:45 PM, Sam Lanfranco wrote:

>As a development economist I want to raise a 
>small point. The term “developing countries” 
>is used nine times in the Draft. While the World 
>Bank and others have dropped the term, it 
>remains acceptable as a descriptor, but there 
>may be a problem for its use here. In some 
>instances disagreements could arise with regard 
>to eligibility to apply based on what decides 
>who is, or is not, a developing country.
>Other settings now tend to use the formal term 
>Low- and-Medium-Income-Countries (LMIC) where 
>countries are classified by the World Bank (WB). 
>Other organizations (UN, IMF, WHO, etc.) 
>sometimes produce slightly different rankings.
>I suggest that we either adopt LMIC, or state 
>that the term developing countries means LMIC, 
>or pick another reference list. We do not want a 
>Mechanism to have to struggle, in some 
>instances, with what is or is not a qualifying 
>applicant country. (I note this still does not 
>deal with occupied territories, breakaway 
>states, and the other complexities of modern nationhood  :-(   )
>Sam L.
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