Critical thinking, integrated analysis and awareness raising on Sustainable Development Goals and a post-2015 development agenda

June 2016

SDG update - 27 June June 2016 – the SDG Delivery Update compiles news, opinions, reports, and events related to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and their implementation. This week includes a summary from the Poverty Environment Partnership meeting on the SDGs in action, a report from the UN Global Compact Leaders’ Summit and details of the co-facilitators’ Zero Draft for the Ministerial Declaration from HLPF.

SDG update - 20 June

20 June – this week’s SDG Delivery Update - a compilation of news, opinions, reports, and events related to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – includes details of a McKinsey report on bridging global infrastructure gaps, UNDP’s year in review and reports from European Development Days.


UNDP's Year in Review highlights initiatives to advance gender equality, photo: UNICEF Ethiopia via, creative commons licence



Mapping SDG interactions

Thu, 2016-06-16 17:47
Caspar Trimmer

Måns Nilsson from SEI explains in an interview a new framework for mapping and categorising interactions between different Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which has been published as an ICSU working paper.

Tackling access to sustainable and modern energy for cooking will also benefit the goal for health, photo: Manna Lal Gameti for Engineering for Change via flickr,com, creative commons licence.  

Starting the 2030 Agenda off right: policy coherence for sustainable development

Wed, 2016-06-15 10:47
Sonya Suter and Adam Fishman

Policy coherence is essential if governments are to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and some governments are already leading the way.

Improving public transport can reduce congestion and improve air quality, photo: Asian Development Bank via, creative commons licence.

SDG update - 13 June

This week’s SDG delivery update includes a compilation of news, opinions, reports, and events on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and their implementation, including a report on the role of Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs) in the SDGs and the World Bank Group’s Little Green Data Book 2016. 

Finding a way for citizens to hold governments to account: the SDGs in Southern Africa

Fri, 2016-06-10 10:51
Masego Madzwamuse

With governments now responsible for delivering the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, IRF partner, OSISA, is working with civil society to explore options for increasing accountability. Masego Madzwamuse shared her thinking in an interview.

Photo shows children in Malawi

Can citizen initiatives hold states to account when it comes to implementing the SDGs for future generations? Photo: John Y. Can via, creative commons licence.

SDG update - 6 June

6 June 2016 - this week's SDG Delivery Update includes news, opinions, reports, and events related to the Sustainable Development Goals, with details this week of the 2016 Global Multidimensional Poverty Index, OECD Week 2016 and links to an event on shaping the trade system to the 2030 agenda.  

Photo shows a freight ship laden with containers

Food, politics and the Sustainable Development Goals

Fri, 2016-06-03 17:05
Helen Burley

Delivering on the 2030 Agenda was the theme of the second UN Environment Assembly – and a session on food and natural resources highlighted how the politics of delivery may not be straightforward.

Supermarket-isation concentrates power in the food chain, photo: Pan American Health Organisation via, creative commons licence.