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Post-2015: Possible solutions to the MDG/SDG puzzle

In her latest blog, Dr Claire Melamed, Head of ODI’s Growth, Poverty and Inequality Programme outlines six possible post-2015 MDG/SDG scenarios: Read ‘Post-2015: Possible solutions to the MDG/SDG puzzle’ in full.

The future face of development: building inclusive growth into a post-2015 framework

This recent ODI and Department for International Development public event focused on the proposals emerging from Rio and recent post-2015 discussions, to identify opportunities and potential pitfalls to building a new type of growth into future development. Watch the video recordings and download the presentations from Kate Raworth of Oxfam, Claire Melamed of ODI and Rolph … Continue reading

UNICEF and UN Women Call for Papers: Addressing Inequalities in the Post-2015 Development Agenda

UNICEF and UN WOMEN are co-leading the UN’s global thematic consultation process on addressing inequalities in the post-2015 development agenda. To help frame the debate, individuals, academics and organisational partners are being invited to submit theoretical papers, to present findings from completed research or to present on-going work that raises methodological or conceptual issues. Proposals are also … Continue reading

Two for One Deal on Development Goals

“One of the Rio Summit’s all-to-few accomplishments was language in the outcome declaration about an intergovernmental process to develop Sustainable Development Goals.  An “open working group” of 30 nations nominated by the five regional UN groups will come up with a list by September 2013. We’ve now got the SDG open working group and the … Continue reading

Crowdsourcing the New Millennium Development Goals:

“Technocrats appointed by the UN and governments are busying themselves redesigning goals, and they’re doing that with the same 20th-century elite topdown closed process.” Jamie Drummond is proposing a way to open that up. Unlike in 2000, the web and reality TV connect people from every corner. He wants to connect people around the world in a … Continue reading

Inequality, a new frontier for post-2015 development policy

“What can we do between now and 2015 to avert the inequality car crash? First, the extremes of inequality in human development outcomes need to be tackled as soon as possible. For moral, economic and political reasons, ending global poverty should be the first priority of a new global development framework after 2015. This can … Continue reading

Putting equality at the heart of Cameron’s “Golden Thread” to post-2015 development

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

The Debate. Post-2015: What next?

With the Millennium Development Goal set to expire in 2015, the latest edition of Research Watch from the UNICEF Office of Research asks What next? What is the most effective way to take the global development agenda forward? The Debate is with Amina Az-Zubair, the former Special Assistant to the Nigerian President on MDGs; Naila … Continue reading

EC Public Consultation: Towards a post-2015 development framework

The European Commission have launched a public consultation to inform the preparation of an EU contribution to forthcoming international discussions on a post-2015 development framework. Download the consultation background document ‘Towards a post-2015 development framework‘ or visit the Commission’s website to have your say. The consultation will run from 15/06/2012 to 15/09/2012 and is open … Continue reading

MDGs 2.0: What Goals, Targets, and Timeframe?

Andy Sumner, Jonathan Karver and I have just added to the growing stack of papers and reports on post-2015 with MDGs 2.0: What Goals, Targets and Timeframe? This paper is a companion to our review of the evidence to date on the impact of the first set of MDGs.  The bottom line of that exercise … Continue reading


January 1st, 2016

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