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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: Global MPI 2014 – the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI) has released an at-a-glance overview of findings and a 2014 synthesis of main results of the updated global Multidimensional Poverty Index. This has been accompanied by policy briefings on destitution,  on rural-urban multidimensional … Continue reading

If we don’t count the poor, the poor don’t count

Written by David Satterthwaite, senior fellow at IIED and visiting professor at the Development Planning Unit -University College London on the IIED blog. “The main tools most governments use to measure poverty grossly underestimate the scale of the problem and must be reset.  This includes ‘poverty lines’, the minimum amounts of money people in a given place need … Continue reading

Want to End Poverty? Tackle Inequality First

Written by Erik Solheim, Chair of the OECD Development Assistance Committee on the World Economic Forum blog. “There is broad support for the idea to set a global goal to end extreme poverty by 2030, as recent international conferences such as the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting in Davos and the ongoing consultations on the post-2015 agenda … Continue reading

How Much Aid is Required to End Extreme Poverty?

Written by John McArthur, on OpenCanada: “Amid the growing global consensus around a target of “zero” extreme poverty for 2030, there is renewed debate around the role of official development assistance (ODA) and how much will be required to achieve the goal.  The ideal way to assess this question would be through country-specific, bottom-up costing assessments that … 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: Water, Sanitation and Sustainable Energy: In the post 2015 development agenda Drawing on inputs from the UN system Task Team, this background paper feeds into a thematic debate on water, sanitation and sustainable energy on the 18-19th of February 2014 at the UN General Assembly. Looking into … 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

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

Reducing Inequality: An Essential Step For Development And Wellbeing

Written by Kate Pickett, writing on the Social Europe Journal This column was first published in the Journal For A Progressive Economy. “Inequality is emerging as a central issue for the post-2015 development agenda and the establishment of the sustainable development goals. Inequalities in income and wealth cause economic instability, a range of health and social … Continue reading

In pursuit of a better, fairer world – Al Jazeera feature on inequality and SDGs

Written by Luke Holland, Center for Economic and Social Rights, on Al-Jazeera: “Relatively unnoticed by the media, a broad spectrum of consultations and talks are currently unfolding as the community of nations endeavours to agree on a new sustainable development agenda that can ensure equitable socio-economic development. This round of negotiations will have a pivotal impact … Continue reading

Light on Development

Written by Henk Molenaar, executive director at WOTRO Science for Global Development, writing on the Broker Online: “The post-MDG agenda should be based on an alternative theory of development, leading to a simple framework of only three complementary goals: reducing global inequalities, abandoning growth, and enhancing trust. Growth and the MDGs When reflecting on a … Continue reading

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