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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: Making it Happen: Oxfam’s Proposal for the Post 2015 Framework - paper putting forward Oxfam’s proposal for what new goals and targets should be included and how they can be designed to bring about lasting change. Advocacy Toolkit: Influencing … Continue reading

Science and technology in Africa’s Post 2015 world – and the crucial role of business

Written by Dr Álvaro Sobrinho, Chairman of the Planet Earth Institute – an international NGO and charity working for the ‘scientific independence of Africa’. Last week it was my pleasure to lead a delegation to the United Nations headquarters in New York, as part of our Planet Earth Institute (PEI) campaign to see science, technology … Continue reading

GDP is macho and keeps women poor

Written by Alice D Kanengoni, Women’s Rights Programme Manager at OSISA on the IRF 2015 blog. “GDP as a measure of development is inaccurate and masks inequalities faced by women. As the world frames a post-2015 agenda, we need to explore alternatives that are more inclusive and recognize women and girls’ contributions to national economies. For decades, … Continue reading

Domestic Resource Mobilization: A Financing Option for Sustainable Development in Africa

This post has been written by Ebere Uneze, executive director at CSEA in Nigeria. He is working on a research project that explores domestic financing options for Post-2015 Development Agenda in Africa as part of the Southern Voice Initiative. The proposals from various consultations and discussions on the post-2015 sustainable development agenda suggest that the … Continue reading

Africa: an increasingly powerful post-2015 player? The common African post-2015 position and the continent’s role in the negotiations

Written by Saskia Hollander, research editor for the Broker in the Broker – connecting worlds of knowledge. “In the past few years, Africa’s economic self-confidence on the global stage has grown. A number of African countries are experiencing remarkable levels of economic growth and – due to newly established partnerships with emerging economies like China, … Continue reading

Coming back to the neglected: Growth is indeed a fix to the achievement of MDGs, but…

Written by Bitrina Diyamett, Director of STIPRO – Tanzania. She has recently launched a new paper –Is the Current Booming Growth in Africa worth Celebrating? Some Evidence from Tanzania – part of the Southern Voice Initiative.  As debates on achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and on new goals after 2015 gather momentum, the neglected … Continue reading

Financing future goals: Aid will not be a panacea for Africa’s development

Written by John Kwakye, Senior Fellow at the Institute of Economic Affairs – Ghana. He has recently launched a new paper – Looking beyond Aid to Fund Africa’s Development – part of the Southern Voice Initiative. The key to accomplishing the next round of development goals is a good financial scheme. Africa lacks adequate resources … 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: Preparatory materials for the 10th session of the OWG on SDGs – The Co-Chairs of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals have released a number of documents in preparation for its 10th session taking place from … Continue reading

African Women & Girls at the Grassroots – Their Say on their World Post-2015

A new report by the Agency for Cooperation and Research in Development (ACORD) that details the voices of African women and girls in the post Millennium Development Goals discussion. Based on citizen-driven workshops on the post-2015 framework held in 13 African countries, the report attempts to give voice to grassroots women with the aim to ensure women’s contribution forms … Continue reading

Post-2015 resources round-up

Ninth Session of the Open Working Group (OWG) of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) The International Institute for Sustainable Development tracks discussions of the ninth session of the OWG of the UNGA in New York on Sustainable Development Goals from March 3rd-5th. Click the link above to read the daily … Continue reading

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