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The Sustainable Development Goals and Chronic Poverty – a commentary on the Open Working Group’s report

Written by Andrew Shepherd, Director of Chronic Poverty Advisory Network at ODI. If the SDGs are to pave the way for eradicating extreme poverty they need to facilitate: tackling chronic poverty, preventing impoverishment and sustain escapes from poverty, as argued in this year’s Chronic Poverty Report. The latest recommendations of the Secretary-General’s Open Working Group are a … Continue reading

Climate Finance for Small Island Developing States

Written by Alvin Leong (LLM, JD), an energy and environmental policy consultant and fellow at the Pace Center for Environmental Legal Studies.  He can be contacted at aleong@law.pace.edu. The Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in Samoa, 1-4 September 2014 (the SIDS Conference) was an ambitious undertaking with substantive dialogues on the … Continue reading

The Summer of the Summit – Now What for Child, Early and Forced Marriage?

Written by Lena Minchew (IWHC), Lyric Thompson (ICRW) and Erin Kennedy (CARE USA), co-chairs of Girls Not Brides USA, the US partnership to end child marriage on Girls Not Brides blog “2014 may just prove to be the year that changed the course for child, early and forced marriage (CEFM). So far this year we’ve seen significant statements, … Continue reading

The Dakar process: Substance over politics

Written by Abhimanyu Singh, Director of UNESCO, Beijing on Education for All Global Monitoring Report’s World Education Blog.  “As we gathered in Dakar in late April of 2000, there were high expectations coupled with a general sense of disappointment about the slow progress towards the EFA goals adopted at Jomtien in 1990. The Dakar Framework for … Continue reading

The Pursuit of Universality

Written by Alvin Leong (LLM, JD), an energy and environmental policy consultant and fellow at the Pace Center for Environmental Legal Studies.  He can be contacted at aleong@law.pace.edu. The intergovernmental Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) recently issued their outcome document containing proposals for 17 goals.[1]  Pursuant to paragraph 18 of the … Continue reading

Corporate Sustainability Emerging as Major Driver in the UN’s Post-2015 Agenda

Written by Georg Kell, Executive Director of the UN Global Compact, on ECDPM’s GREAT insights magazine “The corporate sustainability movement is growing in every region of the world. Every year, more companies place responsible business practices and sustainability objectives at the heart of their business strategy. Companies are increasingly helping to tackle the world’s most pressing … Continue reading

Why are indigenous people left out of the sustainable development goals?

Written by Jonathan Glennie, Research Associate at ODI’s Centre for Aid and Public Expenditure on the Guardian Poverty Matters blog. “The great danger in compiling a list of priorities for international development, which is what most of the development industry has been preoccupied with for the past couple of years, is the dreaded “shopping list” … Continue reading

Counting Down to a New Era of Global Health

Written by Jonathan Jay, JD MA, coordinator of Health for All Post-2015, a global campaign of civil society organizations advocating for universal health coverage in the post-2015 development agenda, and senior writer for Management Sciences for Health, a global non-profit that develops sustainable health systems in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. What do … Continue reading

Data revolution in development: countries come first!

Written by Johannes Jütting, Manager of the Paris21 Secretariat. “We don’t need your data revolution,” were the words of a frustrated statistician in Maputo, Mozambique. He had sat through yet another workshop presentation about the importance of statistics for the post-2015 development agenda, something he understood probably better than the presenters. “It’s just more talk … Continue reading

Youth and inequality in post-2015 development

Written by Tanvi Bhatkal, Research Officer in the Growth, Poverty and Inequality Programme at ODI, written on Development Progress youth priorities blog. “Dialogue about international development policy has recently centred on setting the development agenda to follow the millennium development goals (MDGs). These post-2015 ‘sustainable development goals’ are being set through a consultative process, with … Continue reading

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