Written by Andrew Norton, Director of Research at ODI and Elizabeth Stuart, Research Fellow for the Growth, Poverty and Inequality Programme at ODI. One of the great successes of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) was that they were brief. They fit on the back of a business card – one that could be slipped as … Continue reading
SOS Children’s Villages has released a new briefing paper entitled ‘A Solid Investment: Integrating Children without Parental Care into the Post-2015 Development Framework‘. The paper proposes operational strategies to correct social disparities affecting the most vulnerable children and to accelerate progress towards the 2030 development goals. The synopsis follows. Agreeing on the placement of goalposts … Continue reading
The Data Manifesto: Staging a Data Revolution - This briefing from Development Initiatives calls for a Data Revolution that sets a new political agenda, puts existing data to work, improves the way data is gathered and ensures that information can be used. It sets out 12 steps to achieve this.
Post2015.org is collating key recent post-2015 resources and news in a round-up post. Below, read today’s selection: Copenhagen Consensus Trade papers - Implementing the Doha Development Agenda will make the world $500 trillion dollars richer and by 2030 lift a staggering 160 million more people out of extreme poverty. The latest set of research by the Copenhagen Consensus … Continue reading
Written by Ken Bluestone, Age International’s Political and Policy Adviser. The UN is on the cusp of the next stage of negotiations for the international development framework to replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) post-2015. All eyes are looking to the new sustainable development goals (SDGs) to set a new standard for international cooperation with lofty … Continue reading
This open letter comes from World Vision. It summarises World Vision’s belief that the success of the post-2015 framework should be measured by its ability to reach the most disadvantaged and vulnerable children in the hardest places to live and gives specific recommendations to IEAG such as giving priority to better counting and reaching the most vulnerable children, … Continue reading
This open letter to the IEAG (Independent Expert Advisory Group) focuses on What it means for the UN Population Division/DESA as users of nationally generated data. It looks at the importance of better coverage, quality, timeliness and accessibility of national data which are needed in order to improve the quality and comparability of international estimates.
This second open letter is from Partners for a people-centered Data Revolution and calls on the UN Secretary-General’s Independent Expert Advisory Group on the Data Revolution for Sustainable Development to set out an ambitious agenda for a people centred data revolution which leaves no one behind. The letter presents a six point plan for the IEAG to … Continue reading
The first of a number of open letters ‘Defining and successfully accomplishing the Data Revolution: The perspective of Demographers‘ comes from the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population. This briefing identifies the possible unique contributions to the Data Revolution of the global community of demographers and population scientists. It draws particular attention to two … Continue reading
Post2015.org is collating key recent post-2015 resources and news in a round-up post. Below, read today’s selection: Comments on a post-2015 framework (May 2011) - This heritage document by Paul Ladd from the UNDP written initially for an internal audience recalls the derivation of the MDGs, and summarizes some of the perceived strengths and weaknesses of the framework. … Continue reading