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Final United Nations Millennium Development Goals Report published

The The Millennium Development Goals Report 2015 was launched in Oslo, Norway by the Secretary-General on 6 July 2015. The report provides a final assessment of global and regional progress towards the MDGs since their endorsement in 2000. It shows that significant progress has been made across all goals and that the global efforts to … 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: Implementing the Urban Sustainable Development Goal in Atlanta and Delhi – This Urbanization and Global Environmental Change analysis, by Dana Boyer (U Minnesota), Stefanie Brodie (Georgia Tech), Joshua Sperling (NCAR), Eleanor Stokes and Alisa Zomer (Yale), examines how SDG targets … 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: Fragile Progress: The Record of the Millennium Development Goals in States Affected by Conflict, Fragility, and Crisis – This Center for American Progress and Save the Children report, by John Norris, Casey Dunning and Annie Malknecht looks into 55 … Continue reading

SDG zero draft: glass three-quarters full

This post is written by Elizabeth Stuart, research fellow, Overseas Development Institute In the spirit of positivity which every paragraph of the document exudes, let’s call the SDG zero draft, published late Monday NY time, a glass three-quarters full. That the draft is inspiring, lyrical even (‘win, win cooperation’; just as the UN Charter emerged ‘from … Continue reading

Zero draft of the outcome document for the UN Summit to adopt the Post-2015 Development Agenda

The zero draft of the outcome document for the UN Summit in September 2015, which will adopt the Post-2015 Development Agenda, has been published. Entitled ‘Transforming our World by 2030 – a New Agenda for Global Action‘, the zero draft covers the four components of the Agenda: an opening Declaration; the Sustainable Development Goals and … 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: Sustainable Development Policy & Practice Policy Update #6 – The International Institute for Sustainable Development’s reporting teams provide updates on this year’s meetings aimed at defining the key 2015 outcomes, including the Post-2015 Development Agenda, Financing for Development and Climate … Continue reading

Uncounted: has the post-2015 data revolution failed already?

This post was written by Alex Cobham, Director of Research at the international Tax Justice Network. Counting matters. As the Stiglitz-Sen-Fitoussi report puts it: What we measure affects what we do; and if our measurements are flawed, decisions may be distorted…. [I]f metrics of performance are flawed, so too may be inferences we draw. The UN Secretary … Continue reading

From ‘System 1’ MDGs to ‘System 2’ SDGs: the wrong way?

This post is written by Jan Vandemoortele, formerly with the UN and co-architect of the MDGs. In his book Thinking, Fast and Slow (2012), Daniel Kahneman, psychologist and Nobel laureate in economics, describes two aspects of the human brain through which we process information and make associations and decisions. He speaks of two systems: System … 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: Progress of the world’s women 2015-2016: Transforming Economies, Realising Rights – This flagship report by UN Women is divided into four chapters on challenges for public policy; transforming work for women; social policy; and an enabling macroeconomic environment. It offers … Continue reading

Monitoring spending in a post-2015 world: How can it work?

This post was written by Paolo de Renzio, International Budget Partnership Two big meetings related to the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will take place in the coming months: the Financing for Development conference, and the UN Summit to adopt the Post-2015 Development Agenda. This has shifted focus to the short-term negotiations that will decide the shape … Continue reading

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January 1st, 2016
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