In July, countries will gather in Addis Ababa to adopt an agreement on Financing for Development (FFD). A recently issued “Zero Draft” for an Addis Ababa Accord lays out a framework that goes beyond looking at funding sources to reaffirm the goals, principles, challenges, and policies that are required to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
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This is one of a series of CGD blogs on tweaks to the SDG targets
The Open Working Group’s Goal Five (achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls) is a notable departure from the first four goals.
This is one of a series of CGD blogs on tweaks to the SDG targets.
At their best, the UN's Sustainable Development Goals are the Rawlsian equivalent of a moonshot.
This is one of a series of CGD blogs on improvements to the SDG targets.
Global health plays a less prominent role in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) than it did in the Millennium Development Goals (MDG).
This is the latest in a series of CGD blogs suggesting improvements to the SDG targets.
The first target of the first goal of the Sustainable Development Goals is to “eradicate extreme poverty for all people everywhere” by 2030. The second target is to “reduce at least by half the proportion of…. [people] living in poverty…..according to national definitions.”
This is the first in a series of CGD blogs suggesting potential improvements to the SDG targets.
Ambassadors George Talbot and Geir Pederson, the Co-Chairs of the negotiations for the Third International Conference on Financing for Development conference, have just issued the first version of the “Addis Ababa Accord.” The Accord will be the main outcome of the upcoming Addis Financing for Development Conference in July, billed as the event where we figure out how to pay for the Sustainable Development Goals.
The proposed Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) target #16.9 puts the spotlight on the role of identification in development:
“By 2030 provide legal identity for all, including birth registration.”
The budget that the President submitted to Congress this week included an 8 percent increase in the international affairs account, including a commendable increase for the Millennium Challenge Corporation. But what we haven’t seen from this administration yet is a concrete proposal for how America can deliver on enlightened self-interest by helping to dramatically accelerate progress among the five billion people worldwide who live on less than $10 a day—well below the US poverty line.
The post-2015 development agenda is being shaped as we speak. The United Nations has recently released a report that synthesizes the full range of inputs received from various stakeholders. These inputs, including ones from the World Bank Group, are a substantive contribution to the intergovernmental negotiations in the lead up to the September 2015 Summit that will officially launch the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) agenda.