This article, by Zanofer Ismalebbe of the Executive Office of the UN Secretary General, looks at the concept of ‘Data Revolution’, as called for by the UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda, and identifies a particular gap that exists in the ongoing discussions on this topic. As the discussions … Continue reading
Written by Lady Armstrong, UK representative on the VSO Federation Council, writing on the Guardian: “When I was first elected in 1987, I was part of an increased number of women in the UK parliament, but we still comprised only 5% of MPs. Even now, more than a quarter of a century later and in … Continue reading
A new STEPS Centre / IDS policy briefing entitled ‘Engaging Science and Politics in a post-2015 framework’ has just been released. Read the abstract below. “[This] policy briefing examines how science and politics must be engaged in a post-2015 framework in order to tackle the interlinked environmental and social justice challenges which the world faces. … Continue reading
By Heiner Janus, from the German Development Institute, writing on the Broker Online: “While the post-2015 debate focuses to a large extent on the potential content of a new agenda, it places little emphasis on the political challenges ahead. Although civil society, the private sector and the academic world will have some influence, it is … Continue reading
Duncan Green, Stephen Hale and Matthew Lockwood have released a draft paper on the political economy of post-2015. The paper argues that there is an urgent need to bring power and politics into the centre of the post-2015 discussion. The authors are inviting comments on the draft paper to be received no later than 5 … Continue reading
Download CAFOD’S map of the 2015 policy process.