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Digital revolutionaries are all human — but we can compensate for that

This post is written by Alicia Phillips Mandaville, Research Associate at Overseas Development Institute and Vice President of Amida Technology All humans make mistakes and those who publish data ranking poor countries’ levels of state fragility are no different.  But when potential errors affect millions of dollars and thousands of lives, for the sake of … Continue reading

Education post-2015

This post is written by Andreas Schleicher, Director for Education and Skills, and Special Advisor on Education Policy to the Secretary-General at the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, and originally appeared on the OECD Education Today blog. This week, UNESCO will convene the world’s educational leaders in Incheon to set the agenda for educational development … Continue reading

Taking fragility seriously in financing the SDGs

This post was written by Frauke de Weijer, Senior Policy Officer Conflict, Security and Resilience Programme, ECDPM, on the ECDPM Talking Points blog The recently published OECD report ‘States of Fragility 2015 – Meeting post-2015 ambitions’ presents very interesting facts and figures on the likelihood of fragile states meeting the post-2015 development goals. Until recently, a … Continue reading

Two revolutions for the price of one: The OECD Better Life Index

Written by Romina Boarini. As discussions of the Post-2015 Agenda move forward, it becomes increasingly clear that this Agenda seeks to promote a new vision of development and well-being that puts people and the planet at the forefront. The OECD Better Life Initiative, launched in 2011, builds on this same premise. Its aim is to … Continue reading

Will competing UN and OECD partnerships stymie aid effectiveness?

Written by Jonathan Glennie, research associate at the Overseas Development Institute in London and at the Centro De Pensamiento Estratégico Internacional (Cepei) in Bogotá on the Guardian Poverty Matters blog.  “As we approach the first high-level meeting of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation (GPEDC) in Mexico next week, no one quite knows what to expect. Are … Continue reading

Post-2015 resources and news round-up

Post2015.org is collating key recent post-2015 resources and news in a round-up post.  Below, read today’s selection: Workshop on Governance and the SDGs A workshop on “Governance ‘of’ and ‘for’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)” took place on February 1st 2014 in New York. Sponsored by the Tokyo Institute of Technology, the Earth System Governance Project, … Continue reading

Post-2015 resources round-up

Post2015.org is collating key recent post-2015 resources in a round-up post.  Below, read today’s selection: Sixth Session of the Open Working Group (OWG) of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) The 6th session of the Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is now underway at UNHQ in New York. OWG … Continue reading

New goals to end poverty must empower people, says OECD

Written by Mark Tran, on the Guardian: “New development goals need to address the increasingly large numbers of poor people living in middle-income countries, including the rising economies of India and China, and should focus on empowering people, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) says in a report on Thursday. The Development Co-operation Report … Continue reading

Effective development co-operation: an important enabler in a post-2015 global development framework

The OECD has released its latest briefing paper in its post-2015 series. Entitled “Effective development co-operation: an important enabler in a post-2015 global development framework”, it looks at the challenges of agreeing how implementing the process at an international level. You can read extracts below: • As discussions on the breadth and scope of future … Continue reading

OECD: Strengthening National Statistical Systems to Monitor Global Goals

The OECD has released a new paper entitled ‘Strengthening National Statistical Systems to Monitor Global Goals’. Read below summary of key points. • The new development framework that will replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)  after 2015 will require a “data revolution”. To achieve this, the international community needs to  agree on a global statistical strategy … Continue reading


January 1st, 2016

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