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Emerging themes on the 2030 Agenda in fragile states

This post is written by Thomas Wheeler, Conflict and Security Adviser at Saferworld. He reports from a g7+ technical meeting in Nairobi on the challenges ahead for implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.   Last week I was in Nairobi, where the World Bank hosted the g7+ technical meeting on implementation of the 2030 Agenda and its … Continue reading

So the SDGs are agreed – what now?

This blog is written by Claire Melamed, Director of the Growth, Poverty and Inequality Programme at the Overseas Development Institute and lead author of UN Secretary General’s Expert Group on the Data Revolution. It first appeared on ODI.org The last few months have been a difficult time for SDG-junkies. After all the excitement of the UN … Continue reading

What does “no one left behind” in HIV services actually mean?

This piece is written by Imogen Mathers and first appeared on SciDevNet    In Africa many LGBTI people are discriminated against, even when this is outlawed Research shows they may be denied healthcare, evicted and subject to blackmail A mechanism to deal with these on-the-ground abuses needs to be developed Last month, the UN Human … Continue reading

The SDGs: why should business schools care?

This post is written by Giselle Weybrecht, advisor, speaker in the areas of sustainability and business and author of The Sustainable MBA: A Business Guide to Sustainability. A version this post first appeared on the AACSB blog What Are the Sustainable Development Goals? On September 25 this year, all 193 member states of the United … Continue reading

We have SDGs now, but how do we measure them?

This post is written by Kate Anderson, Senior Policy Analyst and Associate Fellow, Global Economy and Development, Center for Universal Education and first appeared on the Brookings Education + Development blog Does the world agree on the definition of a mountain? Is internet access a “basic service” for all people? Should the same-sized cities in China and … Continue reading

UN Sustainable Development Goals: Good For Business

This blog is written by Dr Bob Eccles, Chairman of ESG Quant fund manager, Arabesque Partners. It first appeared on Forbes.com  Think of the word “sustainability” and what springs to mind? For many, it means being “green,” and accepting the need for more careful use of increasingly limited natural resources. More specifically, it is a word … Continue reading

Measuring Land Rights for a Sustainable Future

This post is written by Kaitlin Y. Cordes, Head of Land and Agriculture at the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment, and Jeffrey D. Sachs, Director of The Earth Institute and Special Advisor to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on the Millennium Development Goals. Land rights, both for individuals and for communities, are critical for achieving sustainable … Continue reading

Does more mean better? #SDGs and the (unmet) need for measurable indicators of egalitarian social change

This post originally appeared on Africa at LSE and is part of the Africa at LSE, South Asia at LSE and IGC cross-blog series on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Notwithstanding their commendable inclusion of a broad range of feminist concerns, Alice Evans argues that the SDGs will only accelerate egalitarian social change if they comprise measurable indicators of … Continue reading

From Post2015.org to Deliver2030.org – a new website for a new development era

This post is written by Elizabeth Stuart, Team leader, Sustainable Development Goals, ODI We set up Post2015.org to be an information hub on the Sustainable Development Goals; a platform of evidence-based analysis that we hoped would be of use to all those involved in the shaping of the new development agenda. We think we’ve been … Continue reading

Taking action: why national ownership of the Sustainable Development Goals is vital to success

This post is written by Åsa Persson and Måns Nilsson, Stockholm Environment Institute Unless the SDGs can be turned into nationally relevant targets that mesh with existing priorities and processes, they risk becoming just another bit of remote UN agenda. The global transformation that the SDGs call for requires integrated, concerted action by the UN member … Continue reading

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