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Key publications

Welcome to the IRF2015 publications library. To explore publications, news and blog posts by Theme, use the menu at the bottom of the page.

How can national planning ensure no one is left behind?

Author(s): IRF
Jul 2016

IRF is hosting a side event at the High Level Political Forum in New York on Friday 15 July 2016

The 2030 agenda: IRF's proposal for action

Author(s): IRF
Jan 2016

This short paper explores three proposed new areas of work for IRF to support Agenda 2030's ambition for universal, integrated and transformative change.

IRF - supporting change for a sustainable future

Author(s): IRF
Dec 2015

This brochure describes IRF's expertise and work to support the 2030 sustainable development agenda, including details of the partner organisations and their global reach.

Transforming the course of development post-2015

Author(s): IRF2015
Organisation: IRF2015
Sep 2015

This media briefing looks at the global goals for development being agreed by the United Nations General Assembly at its 70th Session on the 25-27 September, and explores how they represent a new direction for the global community, integrating environmental sustainability with eliminating poverty and inequality wherever it is found.

Retreat 7 - Summary

Organisation: IRF2015
Jun 2015

This summary captures the main themes from the seventh IRF2015 informal retreat on the theme of Accountability for Results: Building an Integrated Monitoring and Review Framework for the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda in New York.

Learning from Caribbean experiences in the post-2015 negotiation process

Author(s): Tighe Geoghegan and Nicole Leotaud
Organisation: CANARI
Jun 2015
This paper by IRF2015 partner, Caribbean Natural Resources Institute (CANARI), describes how as an independent regional organisation, it carried out an action research and learning process which sought to support Caribbean countries in achieving strong negotiating positions in the global sustainable development initiatives taking place in 2014-2015.

Accountability for results: Introduction and Closing slides

Author(s): IRF2015
May 2015

Opening and closing sessions slides, introducing the three main sessions for the retreat.

Session 1 - From Count-ability to Accountability

Author(s): Kitty van der Heijden
Organisation: WRI
May 2015

From Count-ability to Accountability - slides from the first session at Retreat 7, May 2015

Role of non-state actors in monitoring and review for effective implementation of the post-2015 agenda: a case study

Author(s): Anshul S Bhamra, Kriti Nagrath and Zeenat Niazi
Organisation: Development Alternatives
May 2015

Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will mainly take place at national level. This background paper prepared for the 7th IRF2015 informal retreat provides a case study analysis of how including non-government actors in the monitoring and review process can strenghten that process and contribute to better implementation of the sustainable development goals.

Building blocks of a global follow-up and review system

Author(s): Jorge Laguna-Celis
Organisation: Center on International Cooperation, NYU
May 2015

Building blocks of a global follow-up and review system for the post-2015 development agenda - slides from the third session at Retreat 7.