Kate Dooley at Save the Children discusses the HLP report recommendation for disaggregation of indicators and requirement that no target be considered achieved until met in all relevant social and economic groups. She argues that while the report failed to acknowledge the costs of income inequality and the barrier it poses to poverty reduction, the … Continue reading
Ending Poverty in Our Generation is a new paper from Save the Children, setting out their vision for a new development framework – consisting of ten key goals – that will support the creation of a world where all people everywhere realise their human rights within a generation. Download: ‘Ending Poverty in Our Generation’.
This new policy brief by Save the Children discusses the role business must play if a post-2015 development framework is to be successful. Download: ‘How can large business contribute to the post-2015 agenda?’
“The potential for the Post 2015 framework to encourage the kind of leadership that creates shared value is an historic opportunity to change the development landscape. We shouldn’t waste it on PR, CSR or business as usual. “Business plays a crucial role in the development process. Without small businesses creating jobs, or large business innovating … Continue reading
Written by Jessica Espey, Save the Children The High Level Panel of Eminent Persons – appointed by the UN Secretary General to develop recommendations on the post-MDG agenda – meets today in London. This is their second meeting, the first was a string of pre-prepared presentations, so now it’s time for them to really get … Continue reading
“As the High Level Panel on post-2015 meets in London, our new report Born Equal shows that the effective income inequality per child is double that of households in general – and perhaps more worryingly, we find this inequality has grown by a third since the 1990s. Given this, and evidence of the damage that … Continue reading
“Sometimes you wonder how much evidence is needed on the damage that inequality does to child development, before policy responds accordingly and with the necessary urgency. The process to identify a post-2015 successor to the Millennium Development Goals provides an important opportunity to make the shift at a global level, and a recent roundtable discussion … Continue reading
Prime Minister David Cameron has been building up his development credentials of late – he’s recently been appointed a co-chair of the UN Secretary General’s High Level Panel of Eminent Persons leading the post-2015 negotiation process; he’s just announced a hunger summit to coincide with the UK Olympics; and earlier this week, at the G20 … Continue reading
Income inequality, youth unemployment and jobless growth were the buzz issues at the UN’s first post-2015 thematic consultation, hosted two weeks ago by the UNDP, ILO and Government of Japan. This 2 day meeting, focusing on ‘growth, structural change and employment’ included a motley array of academics, UN staffers, Government officials, the odd NGO and … Continue reading
This Save the Children report sets out the options and must-haves for a new development framework in 2015. Available in English and Spanish here.