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Food, population and the post-2015 development agenda

Written by Robert Walker, President at Population Institute on Devex.  “Meeting the growing demand for food may be the world’s single greatest challenge, but it is part of a much larger complex of problems, all relating to the overuse of our planet and, ultimately, to the larger challenge posed by population growth. Addressing that challenge is … Continue reading

Time to prioritise teacher numbers and teaching quality

This post is written by Purna Kumar Shrestha, Education Research and Advocacy Adviser at VSO on the Development Progress national progress in education blog series.  “While increasing access to education for marginalised children remains a challenge for many low-income countries, I’ve seen first-hand how the neglect of educational quality has led to a global learning crisis. As … Continue reading

OWG report shoots but does it score?

This post is written by Neva Frecheville, lead policy analyst on post-MDGs at CAFOD on CAFOD policy team blog  “While much of the world spent this year watching the World Cup, some of us were watching a very different kind of international tournament. The Open Working Group, mandated by Rio+20 in 2012 to produce a set of proposals for … Continue reading

A Critique of UNESCO’s Proposal on Education After 2015

Written by Ariel Fiszbein, director of the education program at the Dialogue, and Eduardo Vélez Bustillo, independent consultant on PREAL blog “Since the early sixties (at the conference of Addis Ababa), and with the best intentions, the international community has been setting goals to solve educational problems in developing countries. Unfortunately, and for various reasons, these … Continue reading

Sustainable Development Goals Haiku winner and runners-up announced!

Last week marked another milestone in the long and winding process to define a new global development agenda.  Governments concluded a year’s work in an ‘open working group’, to propose a set of new Sustainable Development Goals (or SDGs). To celebrate the group’s final meeting, @clairemelamed and @PJLaddpost2015 initiated a twitter Haiku competition.  We could … Continue reading

Why the SDGs must include older people to ‘leave no one behind’

Written by Rachel Albone, HIV policy advisor for HelpAge International on Devex. “In the discussions held over the last 18 months on the post-2015 agenda, member states, U.N. representatives and other stakeholders all agreed the future Sustainable Development Goals should “leave no one behind.” HelpAge International, together with the NGO Committee on Ageing in New … Continue reading

Will Women’s Reproductive Rights Be Dropped in the Post-2015 Agenda?

Written by Rebecca Brown, the director of global advocacy at the Center for Reproductive Rights on World Views, PassBlue. “The United Nations’ post-2015 development agenda is the next phase of the Millennium Development Goals, which provided a 15-year road map to tackle poverty and foster development in the world’s poorest countries. But as putting together the new … Continue reading

Building a post-2015 world fit for young women and girls

This post is written by Lucie Faucherre, Junior Gender Equality Policy Analyst at the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). Adolescent girls have gained unprecedented visibility on the international agenda, sparked by the leadership of young women such as the Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai. In 2012, the International Day of the Girl Child was … Continue reading

An Important Monitoring Mechanism for Sustainable Development

This post is written by Liz Sharkey with Katie Robinson and Robert Walker from the Sustainable World Initiative. Climate change, water scarcity, and the collapse of fisheries are just a few of the signs that humans are exceeding the planet’s natural resource limits. While generally conceptualized as separate issues, these global challenges are actually symptoms of the … Continue reading

If you ignore children, forget about achieving zero poverty

This post is written by Geeta Bandi-Phillips who works as External Relations Manager at World Vision UK. This post is based of the World Vision recommendations to the Open Working Group on child poverty. The Post 2015 process is picking up pace and there seems to be a new energy and hype gripping the international development … Continue reading

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