Written by Gina Bergh, a researcher at the Overseas Development Institute. Jeffrey Sachs of UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network fame was in London this week to give his perspective on what future development goals should come after the MDGs. Interesting that this confirmed what was already clear at civil society consultations when the UN High … Continue reading
As part of the High-Level Panel meetings taking place in early November in London, Panel members, representatives of the business community and civil society organisations took part in a roundtable discussion on the role of the private sector in the Post 2015 agenda. This document summarises the key issues discussed during that session. Download: ‘Post-2015 … Continue reading
As the world starts to explore what framework might replace the Millennium Development Goals, the question remains how to best harness business as an engine for development. On 25 September in New York, a high-profile one-day event was organised by a coalition of leading international business and development organisations, led by the Business Call to … Continue reading
In this blog on the Business Fights Poverty website, Paul Ladd of UNDP shares his perspective on the headlines from a recent high-level event exploring what a future development framework might look like from a business perspective. “At the same time, it is important to recognize that the bulk of the private sector consists of small-scale … Continue reading
In this guest blog on the Global Markets community site, ODI’s Paula Lucci discusses why and how the private sector should engage on future global development goals: “I think one of the top priorities should be getting businesses more involved this time round. There are three main reasons. The first is that, at its core, … Continue reading
This briefing by the Institute of Development Studies calls on the private sector to be included in discussions about a replacement for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). It particularly highlights the positive role businesses could play in strengthening national government systems. Download ‘Private Foundations, Business and Developing a Post-2015 Framework’.
As the international community gears up for Rio+ 20, and also begins to focus on what is needed to replace the Millennium Development Goals when they expire in 2015, many are starting to ask whether and how the private sector should be involved in a new framework for international development. ODI has developed some initial … Continue reading
There appears to be increasing consensus that the private sector has to be more involved than last time in the design and/or implementation of any new development goals, particularly as economic growth, trade and jobs are high on the agenda. Yet discussions on a new post-2015 framework have to date mostly included development practitioners, governments … Continue reading