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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

The story of agriculture and the Sustainable Development Goals

Written by Farming First as part of the Sustainable Development Goal toolkit. 2015 is an important year for the future of agriculture and development. A new set of global Sustainable Development Goals, or “SDGs”, will shape the next 15 years of policies, programmes and funding. More than any other sector, agriculture is the common thread … Continue reading

Unlocking resources for a world free from poverty

Written by Lisa Wise, Senior Policy and Research Adviser at Save the Children. We’re currently in the middle of an exciting fortnight at the UN. It admittedly might not look very exciting from the outside. But in the depths of the UN buildings in New York, governments are negotiating the contours of not one, but … Continue reading

What is development cooperation? Four criteria to help define it

Written by Jonathan Glennie, Director of Policy and Research at Save the Children UK and José Antonio Alonso, Professor of Applied Economics at Universidad Complutense de Madrid on Development Progress blog. “Development cooperation is crucial to development progress – that much we know. It is the world’s attempt to work together to achieve commonly held ambitions, and to … Continue reading

Sustainable Development Goals Follow-up and Review: Suggestions on the way forward

Written by Shannon Kindornay, Adjunct Research Professor at Carleton University’s Norman Paterson School of International Affairs based in Ottawa, Canada (@skindornay) and Sarah Twigg, a consultant with the International Finance Company, part of the World Bank Group, based in Sydney, Australia. As negotiations continue in New York on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that will guide … Continue reading

Establishing a workable follow-up and review process for the Sustainable Development Goals

Establishing a workable follow-up and review process for the Sustainable Development Goals The Open Working  Group document proposes that governments will set its own national targets. They will be guided by the global level of ambition but taking into account national circumstances. To make the Post-2015 agenda actionable, much more thought needs to be given … Continue reading

Indicators to measure child poverty in the SDGs

Child Poverty Indicators to measure progress in the SDGs Global Coalition to End Child Poverty Written by Richard Morgan, Director of Child Poverty Global Initiative at Save the Children International, and David Stewart, Chief of Child Poverty and Social Protection at UNICEF, and co-chairs of the Coalition of Partners Working to End Child Poverty Ending … Continue reading

We leave Sendai with a new global deal on disaster risk, but does it go far enough?

Written by Dr Emily Wilkinson, Research Fellow in the Climate and Environment Programme at the Overseas Development Institute. No one going into the Sendai negotiations this week was in any doubt that there would be sticking points. But on the final day of the UN conference on disaster risk reduction, having stayed up all night, delegates … Continue reading

Open for business: the sustainable development goals need money—the right kind of money

Written by Allan Lerberg Jørgensen, Director of Human Rights and Development at the Danish Institute for Human Rights. Everyone agrees that the post-2015 sustainable development agenda needs investment by businesses to succeed. Here are two recommendations to ensure that it attracts the right kind of investment. UN member states are in the process of finalising a new … Continue reading


January 1st, 2016
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