Civil society & the SDGs – notes & next steps from #HLPF

At last month´s UN High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, over 2,500 representatives from civil society joined governments to review implementation efforts for the Sustainable Development Goals. The global forum resulted in a Ministerial Declaration, which Action for Sustainable Development produced a response. 5 key points from our statement: The Leave No One Behind… Read More Civil society & the SDGs – notes & next steps from #HLPF

UN General Assembly Special Event to Follow Up on Efforts on MDGs

A Special Event to follow up on efforts made towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals will be held on 25 September 2013. The President of the General Assembly will draw up a list of representatives of NGOs in consultative status with ECOSOC, as well as other relevant civil society organizations, academic institutions, youth groups and… Read More UN General Assembly Special Event to Follow Up on Efforts on MDGs

UN General Assembly on Post-2015 Development Agenda #post2015 #UNGA

World leaders will make history this month at the UN.  To get you started on what’s happening at the 68th session of the General Assembly, here are some quick links. Official General Assembly website Guest blog post by President of the General Assembly John Ashe UN Webcast: Live coverage of meetings — also includes on-demand videos of… Read More UN General Assembly on Post-2015 Development Agenda #post2015 #UNGA

Asia-Pacific countries stress ‘leave no-one behind’ as critical for the United Nations development agenda beyond 2015

Bangkok 28 August 2013 – Ministers and high-level representatives from Asia and the Pacific have adopted the ‘Bangkok Declaration of the Asia-Pacific region on the United Nations Development Agenda beyond 2015’ as the key outcome document of the Asia-Pacific Ministerial Dialogue: From the Millennium Development Goals to the United Nations Development Agenda beyond 2015, convened… Read More Asia-Pacific countries stress ‘leave no-one behind’ as critical for the United Nations development agenda beyond 2015

International Youth Day: See some inspirational young people moving development forward

To celebrate International Youth Day on 12 August 2013, we’re shining a spotlight on just some of the young people who are refusing to inherit a world where extreme poverty and inequality exist. I hear so many people dismiss the issue of global poverty with the words ‘It’s just how the world is. There will… Read More International Youth Day: See some inspirational young people moving development forward

Top Concerns in Asia's Unfinished Development Agenda for the Post-MDG Era

MANILA, PHILIPPINES — Asia and the Pacific face a daunting unfinished development agenda when the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) expire in 2015. The focus in this fast growing region should be on the glaring gaps in its MDG achievements: eradicating extreme poverty and making better progress on human development, especially reducing infant deaths and improving… Read More Top Concerns in Asia's Unfinished Development Agenda for the Post-MDG Era

Top Concerns in Asia’s Unfinished Development Agenda for the Post-MDG Era

MANILA, PHILIPPINES — Asia and the Pacific face a daunting unfinished development agenda when the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) expire in 2015. The focus in this fast growing region should be on the glaring gaps in its MDG achievements: eradicating extreme poverty and making better progress on human development, especially reducing infant deaths and improving… Read More Top Concerns in Asia’s Unfinished Development Agenda for the Post-MDG Era

Declaring 2015 as the International Year of Evaluation #EvalYear

Governments, international partners and civil society need to know how policies and programs shape the lives of people today and in future generations. Given this, EvalPartners is facilitating a global dialogue among regional and national evaluation actors, evaluation offices of International Organizations, including UN agencies and the World Bank’s IEG, OECD/DAC and developing countries, private… Read More Declaring 2015 as the International Year of Evaluation #EvalYear

International Financial Institutions Agree to Share Data

International Financial Institutions Agree to Share Data to Improve Development Outcomes and Lay the Groundwork for the Post-2015 Development Agenda WASHINGTON, April 22, 2013/ — Recognizing the power of information to shape better policies, guide development programs and increase accountability, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, along with leaders of six multilateral financial institutions, announced today that… Read More International Financial Institutions Agree to Share Data

Do development indicators deceive us? Here is a better approach | Global Dashboard – Blog covering International affairs and global risks

What would these indicators look like? The new assessment criteria would seek to answer questions such as: 1) How great are group-based (ethnic, religious, caste, clan, etc.) economic, political, and cultural horizontal inequities? 2) How equitable is public spending? 3) How equitable are markets? 4) How equitable is the rule of law? Do elites or… Read More Do development indicators deceive us? Here is a better approach | Global Dashboard – Blog covering International affairs and global risks

Do development indicators deceive us? Here is a better approach | Global Dashboard – Blog covering International affairs and global risks

What would these indicators look like? The new assessment criteria would seek to answer questions such as: 1) How great are group-based (ethnic, religious, caste, clan, etc.) economic, political, and cultural horizontal inequities? 2) How equitable is public spending? 3) How equitable are markets? 4) How equitable is the rule of law? Do elites or… Read More Do development indicators deceive us? Here is a better approach | Global Dashboard – Blog covering International affairs and global risks

Hitting the Target? Evaluating the Effectiveness of Results-based Approaches to Aid | Eurodad

Hitting the Target? Evaluating the Effectiveness of Results-based Approaches to Aid Eurodad Publication by Carlos Villota, September 2012 “Public and political pressure on budget allocations, coupled with the genuine need to make aid more effective to tackle the global poverty crisis, have resulted in a renewed focus on results. Several donors are promoting the use… Read More Hitting the Target? Evaluating the Effectiveness of Results-based Approaches to Aid | Eurodad

Hitting the Target? Evaluating the Effectiveness of Results-based Approaches to Aid | Eurodad

Hitting the Target? Evaluating the Effectiveness of Results-based Approaches to Aid Eurodad Publication by Carlos Villota, September 2012 “Public and political pressure on budget allocations, coupled with the genuine need to make aid more effective to tackle the global poverty crisis, have resulted in a renewed focus on results. Several donors are promoting the use… Read More Hitting the Target? Evaluating the Effectiveness of Results-based Approaches to Aid | Eurodad

Agricultural cooperatives – key to feeding the world #EDD12

Agricultural cooperatives are the focus of World Food Day 16 October 2012. It has been chosen to highlight the role of cooperatives in improving food security and contributing to the eradication of hunger. The official World Food Day theme, announced each spring by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), gives focus… Read More Agricultural cooperatives – key to feeding the world #EDD12

The UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network

Mobilizing scientific and technical expertise for local, national, and global problem solving The SDSN will work together with United Nations agencies, other international organizations, and the multilateral funding institutions including the World Bank and regional development banks, to mobilize scientific and technical expertise to scale up the magnitude and quality of local, national and global… Read More The UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network

SID Council Member Betty Maina appointed to UN Advisory Panel on MDGs

SID Council Member Ms. Betty Maina was appointed on July 31 by the UN Secretary General to the High-Level Advisory Panel to advise on the global development agenda beyond 2015, the target date for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The Advisory Panel include 26 members from civil society, private sector and governments. The Panel is… Read More SID Council Member Betty Maina appointed to UN Advisory Panel on MDGs