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IRF retreats in Liberia and Colombia debate the way forward for countries on the SDGs

We are two years into the global commitment to end poverty, combat inequality and shift the world onto a sustainable development pathway by 2030. Countries are settling down to the business of deciding what the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) mean for them and how they can contribute to achieving them. 

Retreat participants

Whether from government or civil society, those working to make the vision of the 2030 Agenda a reality are seeking opportunities to learn from each other and work across national boundaries, particularly at regional and sub-regional levels.

Achieving the SDGs' Vision of Equity, Growth and Resilience in Africa through Regional Cooperation

Authors: 
e.g. Camilla Toulmin
Organisation: 
Government of Republic of Liberia, and Independent Research Forum
On 15-17 September 2017, the Independent Research Forum (IRF), a grouping of ten sustainable development institutes and think tanks from around the world, and the government of the Republic of Liberia held a retreat on Achieving the SDGs’ vision of equity, growth and resilien
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Lessons from Latin America on implementing the 2030 Agenda: learning from a regional retreat

Authors: 
Karina Barquet, Cristian Leyton, Valentina Cortínez and Ángela Penagos
Organisation: 
SEI

How has Latin America approached the challenges of the 2030 Agenda? What obstacles have countries encountered, and what solutions have they tried? This policy brief summarizes discussions at an informal retreat for policy-makers in Bogota, Colombia.

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Is agricultural transformation the way to inclusive growth in Africa?

Fri, 2018-01-12 14:15
Rosebell Kagumire
Rosebell Kagumire

Rosebell Kagumire is a member of the Least Developed Countries Independent Expert Group.

What could inclusive growth look like in the next 15 years? And what will it take to actualize it? The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have raised those questions for African countries, and governments and civil society organizations throughout the continent are looking for answers.

Woman watering crops, Tanzania © Wikimedia commons