Welcome to the IRForum blog. Here you will find posts on sustainable development topics from IRF member organisations.
A new partnership was formed in 2012, bringing together organisations working on sustainable development around the world. This happened as the work began to prepare the post-2015 development agenda. The Independent Research Forum (IRF) played an influential role as the Sustainable Development Goals evolved. As the partnership draws to a close, we reflect on a unique collaboration.
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.
Mexico was one of the countries to lead on developing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). As part of IRF’s series of interviews on implementation, Gerardo Franco from RIMISP talked to Adolfo Ayuso-Audry from Mexico’s Specialised Technical Committee for the Sustainable Development Goals Information System about how the country was approaching implementation.
A UK parliamentary committee wants to know how best to deliver the Sustainable Development Goals. One year into the 2030 Agenda, countries are starting to explore different paths.
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.
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.
The old development model based on economic growth has had its day, argues Zeenat Niazi, and India must choose a new alternative if it is to deliver the Sustainable Development Goals.
As the High Level Political Forum in New York focuses on how to ensure no one is left behind, Essam Yassin Mohammed from IIED asks what this means for fisher communities.
In the second IRF interview looking at national approaches to implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Chime Paden Wangdi from Bhutan explains how her country’s philosophy of seeking Gross National Happiness aligns with the SDGs.
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.