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Food, population and the post-2015 development agenda

Written by Robert Walker, President at Population Institute on Devex.  “Meeting the growing demand for food may be the world’s single greatest challenge, but it is part of a much larger complex of problems, all relating to the overuse of our planet and, ultimately, to the larger challenge posed by population growth. Addressing that challenge is … Continue reading

Tracking gender in the post-2015 development agenda: from the MDGs to?

Posted on the International Women’s Development Agency blog. “Welcome to the first of a series of blog posts discussing the post-2015 development framework. From now until agreement is reached on a new set of global development priorities, we will be posting regular articles and reflections relating to the post-2015 development agenda, covering debates, developments and … Continue reading

Taking stock: progress and gaps in MDG achievement by Amina Mohammed

Written by Amina Mohammed, UN Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on Post-2015 Development Planning , writing on The Daily Development: “[...] As we approach the MDGs target date of 2015, the international community is galvanizing efforts to accelerate their achievement—focusing on those Goals that are most off-track, in particular in the least developed countries, landlocked developing countries, … Continue reading

Hot, Warm and Cooling Topics on the Post-2015 Development Agenda

Written by Prof. Richard Heeks, Director, Centre for Development Informatics at the University of Manchester, on the ICTs for Development blog: “The analysis presented in my previous blog entry helped understand the post-2015 development agenda.  But it was static, giving no sense of the dynamics and trends within that agenda.  Those dynamics are important to all development … Continue reading

Asia Pacific post-2015 priorities, MDG8 and Global Partnerships

Written by Stephen P. Groff, Asian Development Bank’s Vice-President for East Asia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific, writing on the Effective Development Co-operation blog: “Any contemporary story on development in Asia-Pacific begins with reflection on massive gains achieved in the fight against poverty. The incidence of people living at less than $1.25 a day fell … Continue reading

From the Guardian: the B Team asks business to drive sustainable inclusive prosperity

Written by The B Team, a not-for-profit initiative formed by a global group of leaders to create a future where the purpose of business is to be a driving force for social, environmental and economic benefit, on The Guardian: “They lack neither influence, nor the ability to use it. But there is one asset that … Continue reading

Higher education in Nepal and lessons for post-2015

Written by Blair Glencorse on The World Beyond 2015: “The post-Millennium Development Goals framework is currently being negotiated among governments and civil society participants around the world. Unlike the previous goals, which emphasized universal primary education as a key aim, it is essential that any successor targets ensure a concomitant focus on tertiary education. The youth bulge is … Continue reading

Gender equality: will the post-2015 goals succeed where the MDGs failed?

Written by Anna Scott, on the Guardian: “The millennium development goal on gender set out to promote genderequality and empower women, with a target of eliminating gender disparity in all levels of education no later than 2015. Indicators focused on ratios in education and literacy, wage employment and national parliaments. While MDG3 has helped boost political will, and encourage more development … Continue reading

Replacing the MDGs: A better agenda is needed for the world’s poor

This is a joint post by Paul Callan with Dalberg consultants Jerry Wang, Shyam Sundaram and Andria Thomas, writing on Devex: With about 750 days remaining until the Millennium Development Goals expire, the process to replace those goals with a new global development agenda is well underway, and various U.N. gatherings have featured discussions on updating these goals. … Continue reading

Setting the bar too low: is there really progress on UN development goals?

Written by David Satterthwaite, IIED, on the IIED blog. “The United Nations claims great progress towards most of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). In a report published in September, the UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, said the MDGs “have been the most successful global anti-poverty push in history.” He added: “Significant and substantial progress has been made … Continue reading


January 1st, 2016
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