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Moving Forward on the Governance SDG

Written by Martin S. Edwards, Associate Professor and Director, Center for UN and Global Governance Studies the blog of the Center for UN and Global Governance Studies “No one disputes the ambitiousness of the proposed Sustainable Development Goals.  Both in scope and in process, these goals are a marked departure from the Millennium Development Goals that preceded … Continue reading

Do we really need to think about pro-poorest growth (PP²G)?

Written by Laura Rodriguez Takeuchi, Research Officer at Overseas Development Institute on the Chronic Poverty Advisory Network blog. “In a recent speech at the Bond conference, a meeting of UK organizations working in international development, the UK secretary of state, Justine Greening, seems to suggest that we need not be concerned with pro-poor growth.  In … Continue reading

How consumer protection can help deliver the UN’s new vision of shared prosperity

Written Consumers International Director General Amanda Long on the Consumers International Blog “This week, UN member states are coming together in New York to begin to define a set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These will replace the UN’s influential Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and will be launched in September 2015. September will also see the … Continue reading

A Test of the Commitment to Access Plus Learning

Written by Ruth Levine, Global Development and Population Program Director at the Hewlett Foundation on the the Hewlett Foundation Blog. “The bell has rung. Civil society leaders from India, Pakistan, Senegal, Mali, Nigeria, Mexico, Uganda, Kenya, and Tanzania have come together, with optimism and conviction, asking others to join a movement to ensure that all children … Continue reading

Bold Words, Weak Vision

This article is written by Ashish Kothari from Kalpavriksh, Pune, chikikothari@gmail.com UN Secretary-General’s post-2015 Message Needs More Transformative Punch Timed perhaps as a new year gift to the world, the UN Secretary General put out in December 2014 a boldly worded document ‘The Road to Dignity by 2030: Ending Poverty, Transforming All Lives and Protecting the … Continue reading

A universal challenge: Education is the foundation for peaceful societies

Written by Amina J. Mohammed,  the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon‘s Special Adviser on Post-2015 Development Planning. [The Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) is the largest citizen-led household based survey of the quality of education in Pakistan and other countries. It aims at improving the state of learning outcomes of children and works with citizens to foster nationwide conversation and actions … Continue reading

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

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