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2018 blogs

A unique partnership that helped shape the 2030 Agenda

Fri, 2018-12-07 12:23
The IRF Team

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. 

IRF members on world map

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