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Can the SDGs Really ‘Leave No One Behind’?

This post is written by Casey Dunning, Senior Policy Analyst at the Center for Global Development, and Molly Elgin-Cossart, Senior Fellow at American Progress and former chief of staff to the U.N. Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda. It originally appeared on the Center for Global Development blog. What does ‘Leave No One Behind’ … Continue reading

Will the post-2015 agenda support country ownership of sustainable development processes?

This post is written by Luca De Fraia, ActionAid Italy Deputy Secretary General,  and originally appeared on the ActionAid blog. Will the post-2015 agenda support country ownership of sustainable development processes? This questions has been of central concern to me as I’ve worked to keep abreast of the fast-paced post-2015 negotiations. Having followed the aid effectiveness … Continue reading

Post-2015 Zero Draft: Where Does CIVICUS Stand on Citizen-Generated Data?

This post is written by Jack Cornforth, Senior Project Officer and Kate Higgins, Manager, DataShift, CIVICUS, and appears on the CIVICUS DataShift blog After years of preparatory consultations and months of negotiations, the zero draft of the Post-2015 Summit outcome document was published earlier this month. There has been some useful commentary on where the draft does … Continue reading

Data for development

This post is written by Jeffrey D. Sachs, Professor of Sustainable Development, Professor of Health Policy and Management, and Director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University and Special Adviser to the United Nations Secretary-General on the Millennium Development Goals, and is published on Project Syndicate. NEW YORK – The data revolution is rapidly transforming every part … Continue reading

Post-2015 resources round-up

Post2015.org is collating key recent post-2015 resources and news in a round-up post. Below, read today’s selection: Implementing the Urban Sustainable Development Goal in Atlanta and Delhi – This Urbanization and Global Environmental Change analysis, by Dana Boyer (U Minnesota), Stefanie Brodie (Georgia Tech), Joshua Sperling (NCAR), Eleanor Stokes and Alisa Zomer (Yale), examines how SDG targets … Continue reading

Post-2015 resources round-up

Post2015.org is collating key recent post-2015 resources and news in a round-up post. Below, read today’s selection: Fragile Progress: The Record of the Millennium Development Goals in States Affected by Conflict, Fragility, and Crisis – This Center for American Progress and Save the Children report, by John Norris, Casey Dunning and Annie Malknecht looks into 55 … Continue reading

UK House of Lords debate the Sustainable Development Goals: key quotes

On 16 July the British Parliament’s House of Lords debated the Sustainable Development Goals for the first time in six months. Below we have selected the key quotes from each of the speakers. The full Hansard text is available from parliament.uk Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale (Labour) “Reading the report from the United Nations, I welcome … Continue reading

A political baseline for the Sustainable Development Goals

This post is written by Paula Lucci, Research Fellow in ODI’s Growth, Poverty and Inequality Programme, and Andrew Scott, Research Fellow in ODI’s Climate and Environment Programme   The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), to be agreed in September and come into effect on 1 January 2016, will guide international development and cooperation for the next 15 … Continue reading

Seven takeaways from the post-2015 negotiations

This post is written by Marissa Chmiola, Global Health Technologies Coalition, and first appeared on their blog.  Trying to navigate and understand the post-2015 negotiations can be a challenge, so to help add some clarity, last week the Global Health Technologies Coalition (GHTC) convened a panel of experts to help explain the ongoing debates and … Continue reading

Transforming our world by 2030: some thoughts on the post-2015 zero draft

This post is written by Martin Edwards, Associate Professor and Director, Center for UN and Global Governance Studies, Seton Hall University, and originally appeared on the blog of the Center For UN and Global Governance Studies. On June 2, the co-facilitators of the intergovernmental negotiations on the post-2015 development agenda released their zero draft of the … Continue reading

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