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17 Sustainable Development Goals and 169 targets? Here’s a suggestion for the Secretary-General

Written by Andrew Norton, Director of Research at ODI and Elizabeth Stuart, Research Fellow for the Growth, Poverty and Inequality Programme at ODI. One of the great successes of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) was that they were brief. They fit on the back of a business card – one that could be slipped as … Continue reading

Why and how children without parental care should be integrated into the post-2015 development framework

SOS Children’s Villages has released a new briefing paper entitled ‘A Solid Investment: Integrating Children without Parental Care into the Post-2015 Development Framework‘. The paper proposes operational strategies to correct social disparities affecting the most vulnerable children and to accelerate progress towards the 2030 development goals. The synopsis follows. Agreeing on the placement of goalposts … Continue reading

Universality Post-2015 – The Good, the Bad and … the Necessary (Part I)

Written by Shannon Kindornay, Adjunct Research Professor at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University. She is also member of the Post-2015 Data Test team. This article originally appeared on the Post-2015 Data Test website. For just over a year I have been working with seven country teams to road test the universal post-2015 sustainable development … Continue reading

Delivering and Implementing the Post-2015 Agenda at the Country Level

Written by Andrew Norton, Director of Research at the Overseas Development Institute. This article originally appeared on the Post-2015 Data Test website. On 14-15 October 2014, I participated in a workshop organised by the Post-2015 Data Test, and hosted by the United Nations Foundation, on measuring and implementing the post-2015 agenda. I had the pleasure of giving the … Continue reading

4 Key Takeaways from the Post-2015 Data Test’s Presentation of Initial Findings

Written by Rachel Quint and Sarah Lucas from the Hewlett Foundation, as part 1 of the Bringing Country-Level Realities to Global Ambitions series. This article originally appeared on the Post-2015 Data Test website. On October 14 in New York City, across the street from the hallowed halls of the United Nations, a group of scholars … Continue reading

Social and Solidarity Economy in the Post-2015 Development Agenda

Written by Alvin Leong (LLM, JD), an energy and environmental policy consultant and fellow at the Pace Global Center for Environmental Legal Studies.  He can be contacted at aleong@law.pace.edu. On 19 July 2014, the intergovernmental Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) issued an outcome document (OWG Outcome Document) containing proposals for 17 … Continue reading

Impact of the “Data (R)evolution” on International Organizations

Written by Stephen Katz, Senior Coordinator (Statistics Governance) at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. The so-called “data revolution” has become a very hot topic within the overall discussions about the Post-2015 Development Agenda. To assess the opportunities and implications of this matter, the United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, recently established … Continue reading

Unpacking the Data Revolution at the Country Level: Initial Findings

Written by Debapriya Bhattacharya and Kate Higgins. This article originally appeared on the Post-2015 Data Test website. On October 14, 15 and 17 2014, the Post-2015 Data Test team came together from all corners of the globe in New York and Washington D.C. With our empirical, country-level work completed, and the post-2015 machinery – including … Continue reading

Older people: the forgotten generation

Written by Ken Bluestone, Age International’s Political and Policy Adviser. The UN is on the cusp of the next stage of negotiations for the international development framework to replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) post-2015. All eyes are looking to the new sustainable development goals (SDGs) to set a new standard for international cooperation with lofty … Continue reading

In Rural India, Asking What Helps Girls Stay in School

Written by Priya Pillai, Lead, Research Uptake and Corporate Partnerships in Karnataka Health Promotion Trust for STRIVE projects on World Bank blogs “By educating girls, we reduce poverty, improve maternal and child health, prevent HIV and AIDS, and raise living standards for everyone. Despite the overwhelming evidence of the benefits of girls’ education, however, 37 million … Continue reading

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