What if post-2015 were already here?

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Filed under: Development Development 2.0 Social inclusion Social innovation

Pretty much every presentation on innovation we attended in the last couple of years (including our own!) at one point or another included the famous quote attributed to William Gibson that “the future is already here — it’s just not very evenly distributed.” This has spurred us to look into a number of methodologies that… Read more »

Empowering young people in Kyrgyzstan to have a say in the post-2015 development agenda

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Filed under: Central Asia Development Social inclusion

“Young people should play a central role in the formulation of the development agenda. People need to be more actively involved in the process of decision making for the country.” This statement is one of the responses voiced during Post-2015 national consulta­tions in Kyrgyzstan, which began in late 2012. With the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)… Read more »

Esther Duflo and Jose Ocampo LIVE on 24 September: A post 2015 agenda

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Filed under: Development Poverty

Has poverty eradication and progress towards the Millennium Development Goals been satisfactory? What should global commitments look like after 2015? Heads of states will gather this week at the United Nations General Assembly to give a final push to the Millennium Development Goals and, for the first time, discuss what will replace them beyond 2015…. Read more »

The #Post2015 development agenda: Green versus brown

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Filed under: Central Asia Climate change Development Poverty

While bringing economic growth to many countries, the process of industrialization has had adverse effects that are felt by the most vulnerable layers of society – poor people and real communities. Taking into account the conventional use and scarcity of resources, it is time to reconsider the growth models and find new models that would put… Read more »

Albania on the environment: What’s important #Post2015

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Filed under: Climate change Development Environment Governance Health Human rights Social inclusion

We’ve got an update from the post-2015 development agenda in Albania for you. I recently took part in discussions with over 500 people from across the country – all discussing environmental concerns. We had quite a mix of perspectives – from environmentalists, academics, policy makers, and members of the media and civil society. Participants looked… Read more »

Albania: Youth employment as a priority for the #Post2015 development agenda

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Filed under: Governance Guest posts Human rights Poverty Social inclusion

The official unemployment rate in Albania is around 13 percent, while youth unemployment is twice as high (INSTAT). Because of this high rate and the fact that the existing Millennium Development Goals are not particularly focused on youth employment, Albania made sure to include this issue in the current discussions on the post-2015 development agenda…. Read more »

Employment and the #post2015 development agenda: The Uzbekistan experience

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Filed under: Central Asia Development Development 2.0 Poverty Social inclusion

Employment is a hot topic in discussions related to the post-2015 development agenda. Taking into account that employment-friendly policies have a lasting impact and can make a difference, the United Nations launched series of e-discussions about growth and employment. The global discussions involving the experiences of various countries will be shared with global leaders as they… Read more »