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Post 2015

The Devil, the Detail, and the Future of Development

Dana Wilkins | Posted 07.10.2014 | Impact
Dana Wilkins

Corruption is a disaster for development. It wastes the resources that can build sustainable economies, guts confidence in government, and fuels inequality and conflict.

Overcoming Inequality and Climate Change Key to Ending Poverty

Winnie Byanyima | Posted 06.17.2014 | Impact
Winnie Byanyima

If we get it right, a bold new framework for global development next year, together with agreement at the UN climate talks in Paris, could provide the impetus for a transition to a more equal world -- a world without the scourge of poverty and climate change.

A Nigerian Lawyer With Cerebral Palsy: My Encounter

Freeman Osonuga | Posted 06.17.2014 | Impact
Freeman Osonuga

Tobi's life exemplifies the possibility for every child with disability to overcome the limitations of the disability and achieve their life's dreams.

Partnerships Are Essential to Addressing Nutrition and Post-2015 Development Goals

Marc Van Ameringen | Posted 06.16.2014 | Impact
Marc Van Ameringen

There is a great deal to learn from the experience of multi-stakeholder partnerships in food and nutrition security. My answer to the question on their role in the post MDGs is that they are essential. Governments on their own don't have the funding, skills or reach to succeed.

Making Inclusive Space: Bringing the 'Peoples' into the UN

Bonian Golmohammadi | Posted 03.26.2014 | World
Bonian Golmohammadi

Over the years, the relationship between the UN and "the people," or civil society, has eroded, and hasn't kept up with the changing dynamics of global governance.

Getting Governments and the United Nations to Focus on Women and Youth

Dawn Laguens | Posted 02.11.2014 | Politics
Dawn Laguens

Now is the time to keep up the momentum. We must make our voices heard to ensure that the health and rights of women and young people get the focus they deserve, at home and abroad, as the global community decides how best to allocate attention and resources.

The World We Want Post-2015

BioRegional | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
BioRegional

In September 2000, at the dawn of a new millennium, I was pretty busy focusing on the big problems of the day. Would I pass my maths exam? Where would...

Targeting the Ultra-Poor: A Conversation About Ending Extreme Poverty

BRAC | Posted 12.25.2013 | Impact
BRAC

The ultra-poor are global development's last mile -- the last remaining households that have yet to reap any benefits from widespread economic growth, or from existing development interventions like microfinance, community health workers or community-based schools.

The World's Poor Need the UN to Step Up

Elischia Fludd | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Elischia Fludd

Three billion people live in poverty, 1.3 billion live in extreme poverty and 1 billion of those in poverty are children. The total population on the planet is currently 7 billion. If you count living on less than $10 a day, 80 percent of the world lives in inadequate conditions.

Making Women And Girls A Priority At The UN General Assembly

Betsy McCallon | Posted 11.23.2013 | Impact
Betsy McCallon

At White Ribbon Alliance, we firmly believe that women's health must stay at the heart of the post 2015 goals, not only to save lives and advance economic development, but to protect environmental sustainability, and to advance wellbeing, equity and social justice.

UN Leaders: Are You Thinking Enough About Gender Equality?

Tabby Biddle | Posted 11.21.2013 | World
Tabby Biddle

The 68th Session of the UN General Assembly will take place this week in New York. Global leaders will be gathering with good intention to set a new c...

Connectivity: The Real Currency of Change

Jill Sheffield | Posted 09.16.2013 | Impact
Jill Sheffield

Donors today are no longer content to write an annual check to a charity and then tuck their checkbook in the drawer until the next year. Posting our "like" on Facebook is an easy 30-second fix, but oddly unsatisfying.

Financial Inclusion and the Post-2015 Global Development Goals

Elisabeth Rhyne | Posted 08.24.2013 | World
Elisabeth Rhyne

The Eminent Persons panel put forward twelve illustrative goals, ranging from 1) End Poverty to 12) Create a Global Enabling Environment, and touching in between on health, education, water, energy, and other priorities.

Time to Deliver for Women: The Post-2015 Agenda

Serra Sippel | Posted 08.06.2013 | World
Serra Sippel

May was a great month for showcasing the centrality of women to every single goal on the international agenda for development and poverty eradication. Dare I call it a watershed moment? It depends on what happens next.

Too Young to Wed: Working Together to End Child Marriage

Carole Presern | Posted 05.06.2013 | Impact
Carole Presern

Adolescent pregnancy is a universal issue that occurs for many different reasons. But in nine out of 10 cases in developing countries, where complications during pregnancy and childbirth are a leading cause of death, the young mother is already married.

Here I Am: Targeting Health in the Post-2015 Development Agenda

Lucy Chesire | Posted 04.29.2013 | Impact
Lucy Chesire

In a little more than 2 years, the world will hit an important target: the date by which the Millennium Development Goals are meant to be achieved.

World: Engage a Plan for Women Post-2015

Elischia Fludd | Posted 03.16.2013 | World
Elischia Fludd

The facet of challenges women face worldwide come with entrenched cultural nuances that must be reflected throughout individual aims that each government should commit to reach.

From Dhaka to the World: A Challenge to Leave Poverty Behind

Michael Switow | Posted 03.05.2013 | Impact
Michael Switow

But with the Millennium Development Goals set to expire in 2015, a global conversation is underway -- from rural villages and capital cities across Africa, Asia and Latin America to the United Nations headquarters in New York City -- to discuss what will come next.

From Youth Bulge to Youth-Led: Finding a Space for Youth in the Post-2015 Development Agenda

Daniela Ramirez | Posted 01.06.2013 | College
Daniela Ramirez

While we are still a few years away from the expiration of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in 2015, the process of framing the post-2015 development agenda is already well under way.