This paper by Lisa Denney of the Overseas Development Institute examines the arguments and proposals for including a security-related target in the post MDG framework. Download ‘Security: the missing bottom of the Millennium Development Goals?‘
“The purpose of having global goals post-2015 is to set out an inspiring, succinct universal vision that rises above the particular interests that hinder progress towards peace, development and human rights in specific national contexts. If the post-2015 framework reaffirms fairness, inclusion, accountability, and the rights to security and justice, it can foster democratic ownership … Continue reading
“The successors to the Millennium Development Goals must take advantage of the power of NGOs, companies, and technologically enabled citizens” New article by John W. McArthur for the Stanford Social Innovation Review “Rethinking Global Development Goals”.
Earlier this month, the UN Development Group (UNDG) released guidelines for national-level, multi-stakeholder consultations to help define the post-2015 development agenda. This is the UN’s presentation summarising plans for consultation on the post-2015 ‘Future We Want’ agenda. Readers should note that consultation plans continue to evolve on this fast-moving agenda. For instance, it is now … Continue reading
Here follows a list of the thematic think pieces produced by the UN System Task Team on some of the key issues of the post-2015 development agenda. Click on an item to download the paper. Countries with special needs Culture: a driver and an enabler of sustainable development Disaster risk and resilience Education and skills … Continue reading
This paper by Nicholas Burnett and Colin Felsman of the Results for Development Institute, reviews and contributes to the evidence base concerning progress on the education Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and Education for All Goals (EFA) to 2015 and beyond. For this purpose, the evidence base comprises experience with the MDGs to date, current debate and … Continue reading
“Sometimes you wonder how much evidence is needed on the damage that inequality does to child development, before policy responds accordingly and with the necessary urgency. The process to identify a post-2015 successor to the Millennium Development Goals provides an important opportunity to make the shift at a global level, and a recent roundtable discussion … Continue reading
“A key question and point of concern is how the SDGs and the Post-2015 development agenda will work together. These are clearly two different processes – the post-2015 development agenda is being taken forward by a panel appointed by the Secretary-General, while the SDGs are being driven by an intergovernmental process. Despite explicit instructions for … Continue reading
Beyond 2015 and GCAP have commented on the set up and Terms of References of the High-Level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda. Download ‘Beyond 2015 and GCAP comments on post-2015 high-level panel’.
Written by Emily Esplen of Womankind Worldwide and the Gender and Development Network. With the 2015 MDG deadline looming, the question of ‘what comes next’ is being hotly debated in development circles. In the face of increasing backlash against women’s rights globally and a risk of reversals in fragile progress on gender equality, there is a … Continue reading