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Comments on the Secretary-General’s Synthesis Report on Post-2015: An Introduction

Written by Andrew Norton, Director of Research at ODI and Elizabeth Stuart, Research Fellow for the Growth, Poverty and Inequality Programme at ODI. A couple of weeks ago we blogged with thoughts on how to deal with too many goals. In the end our ideas mapped pretty neatly onto the six elements proposed in the Secretary … Continue reading

Good and Bad Inequality

Written by Dani Rodrik, Professor of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey on Project Syndicate.  “PRINCETON – In the pantheon of economic theories, the tradeoff between equality and efficiency used to occupy an exalted position. The American economist Arthur Okun, whose classic work on the topic is called Equality and Efficiency: … Continue reading

Universal Health Coverage Day – Whaddaya say?

Written by Jeffrey Lazarus is a Senior Researcher at CHIP, the Centre for Health and Infectious Disease Research, University of Copenhagen, on the Development Progress blog “Today is the first Universal Health Coverage Day. But does the general public even know about the many health days we already have throughout the year? Most of these occasions seem … Continue reading

Implementing Post-2015 Agenda in Bangladesh through Domestic Resource Mobilisation

Written by Fahmida Khatun, PhD, Research Director for Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) Dhaka. Discussions on post-2015 international development agenda are gaining increasing momentum as we are approaching 2015 fast. While debates on setting the goals and targets have more or less narrowed, the focus is now increasingly shifting towards the means of implementation (MoI). … Continue reading

A critical moment to engage young people

This post is by Katherine Ellis, Director of Youth at the Commonwealth Secretariat. In 2013, the Commonwealth launched the first-ever global Youth Development Index, which measures the status of young people in 170 countries around the world. This blog has been posted as part of the Wikiprogress discussion on “Youth well-being: measuring what matters!’ As … Continue reading

We need more than just a league table on learning

Written by Seamus Hegarty, previous Chair of the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA) on the Global Partnership for Education blog. “We are all being asked to provide feedback on how to measure post-2015 education goals and targets through a public consultation launched by UNESCO through its Institute for Statistics. The list of proposed … Continue reading

Implementing the Post-2015 Development Agenda: Bringing Country Level Perspectives to United Nations Discussions

Written by Jenna Slotin, Deputy-Director, Post-2015 Initiative, at the United Nations Foundation. In today’s world, data form the basis of much of our lives. For those of us who work in development – nothing rings truer. Reliable and accurate data allows us to make specific policy decisions, shows us where best to focus our interventions, … Continue reading

17 Sustainable Development Goals and 169 targets? Here’s a suggestion for the Secretary-General

Written by Andrew Norton, Director of Research at ODI and Elizabeth Stuart, Research Fellow for the Growth, Poverty and Inequality Programme at ODI. One of the great successes of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) was that they were brief. They fit on the back of a business card – one that could be slipped as … Continue reading

Why and how children without parental care should be integrated into the post-2015 development framework

SOS Children’s Villages has released a new briefing paper entitled ‘A Solid Investment: Integrating Children without Parental Care into the Post-2015 Development Framework‘. The paper proposes operational strategies to correct social disparities affecting the most vulnerable children and to accelerate progress towards the 2030 development goals. The synopsis follows. Agreeing on the placement of goalposts … Continue reading

Universality Post-2015 – The Good, the Bad and … the Necessary (Part I)

Written by Shannon Kindornay, Adjunct Research Professor at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University. She is also member of the Post-2015 Data Test team. This article originally appeared on the Post-2015 Data Test website. For just over a year I have been working with seven country teams to road test the universal post-2015 sustainable development … Continue reading

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