Post2015.org is collating key recent post-2015 resources in a round-up post. Below, read today’s selection:
This paper (and policy brief) by Alex Evans, of the Center on International Cooperation offers and overview of key issues and recommendations on any future post-2015 global partnership. It details the positions of key stakeholders, evolutions in the landscape of global partnerships (such as the rise of emerging economies, evolving development practices and globalisation), and identifies key political moments in the next 2 years. It also looks at issues of financing and broader aspects of the sustainable development agenda, such as trade, migration, environmental adaption and outlines ambitious recommendations governments could consider.
The recent Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting has issued an outcome document, which features a statement on post-2015, which amongst other things notes with concern rising inequality amongst member states, the need for full-employment, and the necessity of greater collaboration to achieve development objectives.
Molly Elgin-Cossart offers 10 lessons to take away from the High-Level Panel on post-2015: 1. Build in diverse perspectives; 2. Personalities – and relationships – matter; 3. Decision-making requires clear leadership; 4. Evidence is crucial, but so is a healthy dose of political reality; 5. Listen carefully to the sound of silence; 6. Spend time crafting a narrative; 7. Don’t be afraid to have a real conversation; 8. Be ambitious, but have the courage to be practical, too; 9. Cultivate dialogue with external stakeholders; 10. Be Relevant to a global audience.
The ‘Voice Africa’s Future’ initiative – a survey conducted in Botswana, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda on the priorities of young people for post-2015 – has presented its early findings in this report. Amongst the priorities discernible amidst country differences are inclusive growth and productive employment, education, health and improved governance.
UN NGLS: Civil Society Recommendations on Macroeconomic Policy and Energy.
The UN-NGLS has released two briefs on civil-society input relating to forthcoming Open Working Group meeting this week. On the subject of macroeconomic policy, recommendations include: the need to align macroeconomic policies with socio-economic and cultural rights; making social protection and decent work a priority; reducing inequalities and encouraging redistribution; global tax-regime reform; global financial reform; global trade and investment reform. On the subject of energy: the need for universal access; clean, safe and locally sourced power; efficiency; effective financing and the delineation of the role of stakeholders.
A book has been released in the UN Series on Development. Entitled ‘Alternative Development Strategies for the Post-2015 Era’. Written in the context of the financial crisis and global resource and environmental damage, its contributors seek to identify development strategies capable of sustaining a broad-based economic recovery while achieving social equity and environmental sustainability. You can purchase the book, and find out more on its content and on an associated briefing here.
Third World Network Briefing papers on gender and international economic governance