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

September 2016

Two birds, one stone: achieving the Paris Agreement and SDGs together

Fri, 2016-09-30 11:03
Eliza Northrop, Hana Biru, and Mathilde Bouyé

A new Working Paper from IRF partner WRI finds clear alignments between the changes needed to implement the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals.

 

Climate smart farming methods can reduce hunger and improve food security, photo: Australian Department of Foreign Affairs via flickr.com, creative commons licence.

SDG update - 26 September

26 Sept 2016 – this week’s SDG Delivery Update compiles news, opinions, reports, and events relevant to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including coverage from last week’s UN General Assembly. 

Harvesting marula in South Africa - a report from the UN Secretary General's High Level Panel on Women's Economic Empowerment looks at what progress has been made, photo: CIFOR via flickr, creative commons licence

SDG update - 19 September

19 September 2016 – This week’s SDG Delivery Update includes news, opinions, reports, and events related to the Sustainable Development Goals, including details this week of a paper from Oxfam on the role of aid in a post-2015 world, and UN-OHRLLS’s report on the State of the Least Developed Countries 2016, looking at synergies between the 2030 Agenda and the Istanbul Programme of Action. 

Photo shows UN flag outside UN General Assembly building in New York

As the 71st session of the UN General Assembly gets underway in New York, marking the first year of Agenda 2030 and the SDGs, what progress has been made? Photo: UN Information Centre via flickr.com, creative commons licence.

SDG update - 12 September

12 Sept 2016 – this week’s SDG Delivery Update – a compilation of news, opinion, reports, and events related to the Sustainable Development Goals - includes details of a new IIED briefing looking at urban issues and the ‘new urban agenda’ ahead of Habitat III and UNESCO’s Global Education Monitoring Report 2016.

Are citizens being left behind by India’s approach to the SDGs?

Thu, 2016-09-08 10:25
Anshul Bhamra and Syed A A Farhan

IRF partner, Development Alternatives has been assessing the processes put in place in India to implement the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Although some important steps have been taken, there is still a critical need to devise a coherent participatory process in developing plans and enough information has not yet reached the citizens to trigger their involvement with SDGs. 

Village councils or panchayats have not been involved in India's approach to the SDGs so far, photo: UN Women Asia and the Pacific, via flickr.com, creative commons licence

SDG update - 5 September

http://connect.wri.org/l/120942/2015-11-10/2pvl7z/120942/107917/spacer.gif5 Sept 2016 – this week’s SDG Delivery Update compiles news, opinions, reports, and information on events related to the Sustainable Development Goals and their implementation, including details this week of a report looking at domestic resource mobilisation in Africa, and a call for increased investment in women’s economic empowerment. 

A new report argues that women's economic empowerment is necessary for poverty eradication, photo by Steve Evans via flickr.com, creative commons licence.