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The growing access to digital technologies could fundamentally transform developing economies

Written by Chris de Bode on SciDevNet The move from hunter-gathering to the age of farming and the dawn of the Industrial Revolution 12,000 years later mark seminal transitions in human history, lifestyle and wellbeing. Now in the digital age, our civilisation may be in the midst of another equally great transformation. The age of … 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: UNU-WIDER Director Discusses the Roles of Foreign Aid in a Post-2015 Perspective – In this video clip Professor Tarp introduces the findings of UNU-WIDER’s three-year research program on foreign aid. Economic growth facilitated by aid has led many … 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: Goals for the Rich: Indispensible for a universal Post-2015 Agenda – The Civil Society Reflection Group on Global Development Perspectives have published a discussion paper on the role and responsibilities of the rich and powerful in achieving the Sustainable … Continue reading

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


January 1st, 2016
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