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The eradication of poverty is threatened by our dependence on partial data

By Michael Green, Executive Director of the Social Progress Imperative Over the next 12 months the amount of aid for millions of the world’s poorest people is going to be slashed. Why? Because the countries they live in have crossed the threshold from low-income to middle-income status. The poor of Vietnam and India will still … Continue reading

A data revolution to end poverty?

Written by Kenneth Okwaroh, an Analyst at Development Initiatives Africa hub. This is the ninth post in our blog series on ‘What kind of ‘data revolution’ do we need for post-2015?’ Eradicating poverty by 2030 is an ambitious undertaking. Development practitioners have argued that a major impediment to achieving this objective has been the absence or … Continue reading

Post-2015 at the UN General Assembly

By Claire Melamed, Head of Growth, Poverty and Inequality at ODI. While the big news at UNGA was, of course, diplomatic breakthroughs on Iran and Syria, post-2015 got a pretty good airing as well.  Along with the formal inter-governmental discussions at the MDGs Special Event on September 25th, there were hundreds of side events on … Continue reading

Report of the Secretary-General: “A life of dignity for all”

The Secretary-General’s report on the MDGs and post-2015 goals – A life of dignity for all: accelerating progress towards the Millennium Development Goals and advancing the United Nations development agenda beyond 2015 – was recently released: “Renewed efforts are essential for achieving the Millennium Development Goals by the end of 2015. While providing an assessment of … Continue reading

Governance in post-2015: Squaring the circle?

By Alina Rocha Menocal from the Overseas Development Institute writing on the Broker Online: “The recent High-level Panel (HLP) report is a thoughtful document that builds on the lessons from the MDGs to take a holistic approach to development. While governance was a blind spot of the MDGs, institutions have moved front and centre in the Panel’s analysis of what … Continue reading

62 Civil Society Organisations respond to the High Level Panel report

62 Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) have written to the UN Secretary General  (UNSG) to provide feedback on the High Level Panel report on the post-2015 Development agenda. They share recommendations for the process. The letter was sent to the UN SG on 22 July 2013. Its recommendations include, amongst others: A greater focus on, and … Continue reading

Small Islands Developing States post-2015 meeting

The third and final Regional Preparatory meeting for the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) took place in Mahé Seychelles between 17-19th of July 2013. The meeting ended with an outcome document which laid out “regional priorities for the sustainable development of SIDS” (post-2015). The International Conference on SIDS itself will take … Continue reading

HLP Members Emphasize Youth Participation in Post-2015 Agenda

During a ‘Google + Hangout’ session on July 18th 2013 organised by the Centre for American Progress, members of the High-Level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda (HLP) looked into the importance of youth perspectives for realising a new development agenda. Throughout the event, HLP members John Podesta (chair, Centre for American Progress), Tawakkol Karman … Continue reading

Water in the Post-2015 Development Agenda

On July 3 2012, a panel discussion on “Water in the post-development agenda: How to achieve an aspirational water SDG?” held in Geneva highlighted the importance of water for sustainable development, and sketched out a future water sustainable development goal (SDG). The discussion was organised by UNECE (UN Economic Commission for Europe) and UN-Water with … Continue reading

You Say You Want a (Data) Revolution?

By Amanda Glassman and Alex Ezeh, writing in the Centre for Global Development Blog. “The long-awaited high-level panel report on the post-2015 development agenda called for a “data revolution” and proposes a new international initiative to get the job done.  The proposed public-private initiative, called the Global Partnership on Development Data, would be responsible for developing a … Continue reading


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