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A proposal for better measuring decent work in a post-2015 development agenda

Written by Martin Ostermeier, Sarah Linde, Jann Lay and Sebastian Prediger, GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies. In recognition of the fact that decent and productive work is central to human and economic development, the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals has included the goal to “promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic … Continue reading

Ensuring the SDGs are relevant for high income countries

Written by Shannon Kindornay, an Adjunct Research Professor at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University. She is also member of the Post-2015 Data Test team. As part of the Post-2015 Data Test initiative, the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs and the Centre for the Study of Living Standards launched the Canada case study report, Canada 2030: An Agenda for Sustainable Development, … Continue reading

A first-hand look at water insecurity

Written by Rachel Hoffman, a King’s College London Master’s student studying Conflict Security and Development. Like most people in the developed world, the need to find clean water has never been a daily concern for me. I could go to one of the three rooms in my house with a faucet, turn it on, and be instantly … Continue reading

Building the culture of peace in Bosnia

Written by Helene Trehin Logistics Team, a King’s College London Master’s student studying Conflict Security and Development. A personal account examining the vital role education plays in encouraging peace in conflict and post-conflict environments This year will be the 20-year anniversary of the end of the Bosnian War. And yet, two decades later, different ethnic groups remain separated socio-economically … Continue reading

It’s time for policy makers to enter the 21st century

Written by Bryan Turner Executive Director at Ethical Systems on Ethical Systems blog “Can you imagine a world where marketers promoted products without knowledge of psychology and persuasion? Well, the equivalent is happening in policy making and international development- in fact it is the standard. Programs are created with people guessing about behavior change and implementation; … Continue reading

Three Essential Elements for Taking Action in 2015: Implementation, Peace and Conflict, and Global Partnership

Written by Jeffrey Strew, Program Officer for the Global Development program at Center on International Cooperation (CIC) and Sarah Hearn, Associate Director and Senior Fellow at CIC. “Last week, over 1,000 civil society organizations in over 120 countries launched a global campaign – action/2015 – to mobilize world leaders to commit to delivering ambitious sustainable development … Continue reading

Healthcare challenges in conflict zones – where do we go from here?

Written by Bridget Golob, a King’s College London Master’s student studying Conflict Security and Development. An examination of healthcare challenges in conflict zones could improve general health-oriented development goals and their implementation. In an era where the health-oriented Millennium Development Goals may no longer be sufficient for addressing global health, poverty and inequality, what should replace them and … Continue reading

Post-2015 development challenges in conflict zones

Written by Richard Blunt, a King’s College London Master’s student studying Conflict Security and Development. It seems difficult now in the year 2015, to look back and imagine the world at the turn of the Millennium. Designated as the International Year for the Culture of Peace by the UN, the year 2000 cumulated in the Millennium … Continue reading

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

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