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Good and Bad Inequality

Written by Dani Rodrik, Professor of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey on Project Syndicate.  “PRINCETON – In the pantheon of economic theories, the tradeoff between equality and efficiency used to occupy an exalted position. The American economist Arthur Okun, whose classic work on the topic is called Equality and Efficiency: … Continue reading

New York and the future of Global Development

By Lucy Stevens, writing on Practical Action: “Last week in New York the United Nations General Assembly came to an important agreement about how global development will be shaped in years up to 2030. It was agreed that there will be a ‘single framework and set of goals – universal in nature and applicable to all … Continue reading

After the post-2015 HLP report

“Last week the ODI in London connected partners in Bogotá, Dhaka and Nairobi to share reactions to the much anticipated post-2015 High-Level Panel (HLP) Report. Chaired by Claire Melamed, the event gave audiences from around the world linked by VC the opportunity to ask questions of those closely involved in drafting the report. Panellists included two members of the HLP, Betty Maina (Chief Executive of the … Continue reading

Paying for Post-2015

“The post-2015 process provides a window of opportunity for a fundamental rethinking of the development finance architecture – and we need to think much more creatively than simply re-affirming the 0.7 per cent ODA/GNI target. For instance, what role can be played by innovative sources of finance, in particular global taxation mechanisms (such as financial … Continue reading

The post-2015 development agenda: 10 things to celebrate, and get behind, in the HLP report

Suzanne Kindervatter‘s analysis of the top 10 things we can’t afford to lose sight of after the High Level Panel report: “1. It puts forward the bold vision of eradicating extreme poverty. 2. People are at the heart of the report. 3. Reducing inequalities and social inclusion are key. 4. The social, economic, and environmental … Continue reading

United Nations Economic Commission for Afr : High-level forum concludes on a genuine partnership to end poverty

“At the close of a two day high-level forum on a renewed global partnership for development for a post-2015 era, Under Secretary-General Wu Hongbo has said that the international community can construct a genuine partnership that will support action by all and with effective and efficient monitoring and accountability mechanisms. Speaking at the Ethiopian capital … Continue reading

Q&A: Jeffrey Sachs on the world’s post-MDG future

“The UN special advisor and director of a key science network tells SciDev.Net what the road to 2015 will look like… Sustainable development is set to be at the heart of the post-2015 agenda Nanotech and better data will aid future development efforts Scientists must help to draw up roadmaps for problem-solving” Read the full … Continue reading

Update on the activities of Southern Voice initiative members, May 2013

Here follows an update on the activities of the Southern Voice initiative members for the month of May, 2013, courtesy of Dhaka-based Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD): Engagements in Norway. Chair of the Southern Voice and Distinguished Fellow, Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) Dr Debapriya Bhattacharya gave a public lecture highlighting the “Southern Concerns Relating … Continue reading

Could Big Data provide alternative measures of poverty and welfare?

“This is the fifth in a series of blogs that debate how a post-2015 framework ought to measure poverty – find out more. Emmanuel Letouzé is a PhD Candidate at UC Berkeley and a regular consultant for the UN and the OECD, currently serving as a Non-Resident Adviser at the International Peace Institute and an … Continue reading

‘Post-2015’ international development goals: Who wants what and why

A new report by Emily Benson at the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) maps some of the key players, their propositions and the emerging fault-lines on the post 2015 agenda. “2015 will be a watershed year for international development, when the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) framework will be revised, extended or replaced. With … Continue reading


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