New blog by Charles Kenny, Senior Fellow at the Centre for Global Development.
“Last week saw the High Level Panel on the Post-2015 Agenda meeting in Liberia. Apparently various panel members used the occasion to lay out their vision for goals and targets for 2030. And according to Save the Children’s Brendan Cox, there was a lot of discussion around the “fact that we can get to zero on so many issues.” Save the Children’s very interesting report on post-2015 is heavy on zero targets to be met by 2030, as is a similarly valuable post-2015 proposal from the Asian Development Bank. But I can’t join the excitement on that particular idea. Given what looks like a rolling bandwagon, I want to outline why I’d like to see some brakes applied, pronto.”
Read the blog in full: ‘Absolute(ly Not) Zero’