Welcome to the IRForum blog. Here you will find posts on sustainable development topics from IRF member organisations.
This blog looks at the energy for sustainable development issue in the context of the SDGs and the recent OWG Focus Area Document.
Should we be promoting quality of life over income growth as a primary indicator of social development?
An interview with Peter Walker, Director of the Feinstein International Center at Tufts University, about engaging the private sector in the post-2015 development agenda.
A new report proposes a three-legged approach for getting to zero poverty.
A "nexus" approach to addressing water, energy and food security may prove a useful model for developing the SDGs.
A focus on four key priorities could help Least Developed Country governments lift their citizens out of poverty by generating inclusive growth.
The deliberations during the seventh session of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals, on 6-10 January, indicated a strong consensus that climate change should be integral to the post-2015 development framework.
The post-2015 development agenda will most profoundly affect the least developed countries (LDCs), so it is essential that people in these countries have a greater say in what the goals look like.
Connecting the local with the global agenda on sustainable development goals is a perennial challenge, but a major report by a consortium of agencies* to be published early in 2014 has studied 14 Asian and European countries, and come up with a complete set of illustrative goals, subgoals, targets and indicators.
In this short video, the Overseas Development Institute's (ODI) Jonathan Glennie lays out the three paradigm shifts that need to be part of the post-2015 development agenda: sustainability, universality and equality.