Join IRF and the Government of Sweden to discuss How can national level strategic planning ensure that no one is left behind at the High Level Political Forum in New York on Friday 15 July, 6.15pm, Conference Room 10, UN Conference Building.
The challenge of delivering the Sustainable Development Goal agenda, involving different stakeholders and ensuring no-one is left behind, dominated discussions at the IRF side-event at the High Level Political Forum (HLPF) in New York.
Speakers and IRF representatives at the High Level Political Forum side event organised by IRF and the Government of Sweden, photo: Stefano D'Errico, IIED
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide a comprehensive and ambitious framework for sustainable development, and national and local authorities must drive the process of change to ensure the 17 goals are delivered and that no-one is left behind.
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.
Anshul Bhamra from Development Alternatives assess Delhi’s recent budget and asks how it matches up to the commitments India has made under the Sustainable Development Goals.
Does Delhi's budget suggest the city is on a journey to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals?
The indicators we use to measure progress on the Sustainable Development Goals are crucial as they reflect our priorities and values, argues Zeenat Niazi from IRF partner Development Alternatives
Ahead of the UNFCCC climate talks in Paris, India has submitted its plans for emissions reductions. Harshita Bisht from Development Alternatives reflects on what is in the plan.
A new study analysing the likely available finance and costs of implementing the SDGs in India by 2030 suggests there is likely to be a funding shortfall of US$8.5 billion.
The Sustainable Development Goals are ambitious and wide-ranging, but what are they going to cost, and who is going to pay?
What are we paying for?
If we are to achieve transformation, we must tackle social inequity and stop wasting resources, argues Dr Ashok Khosla, chair of Development Alternatives.