Post-2015 resources round-up

Post2015.org is collating key recent post-2015 resources and news in a round-up post.  Below, read today’s selection:

Global MPI 2014 – the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI) has released an at-a-glance overview of findings and a 2014 synthesis of main results of the updated global Multidimensional Poverty Index. This has been accompanied by policy briefings on destitution,  on rural-urban multidimensional poverty,  on inequality among the multidimensionally poor and on changes in multidimensional poverty over time.  In addition, for non-experts and youth there are several infographics and new stories from Cameroon and India. The data tables on the Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI 2014), on MPI in Rural-Urban Areas, on MPI by Subnational Regions, and on Changes in MPI and Destitution over time is also available.

“Beyond Aid” and the future of development cooperationbriefing paper by Heiner Janus, Stephan Klingebiel and Sebastian Paulo at the German Development Institute (d.i.e). As an umbrella term, beyond aid describes different aspects of the transformation of development cooperation, which is particularly pronounced in four dimensions where aid is decreasing in relative importance: the proliferation of actors, the diversification of finance, the shaping of rules and policies, and the sharing of knowledge for development.

Where Next for Aid? The Post-2015 Opportunityjoint paper by ODI and UNDP looking at the role of development aid in the post-2015 era in light of the new sustainable development challenges.

Trade and the post-2015 agenda: from Millennium Development Goals to Sustainable Development Goalsbriefing by Jodie Keane and Claire Melamed at ODI looking at the importance of trade in the post-2015 SDGs. While trade is more prominent in the current drafts of the new SDGs than it was in the Millennium Development Goals, the briefing argues that the proposed trade targets do not yet provide a framework to tackle the most pressing trade problems, in particular how countries can insert themselves into global value chains.

Five Fingers or One Hand? The BRICS in Development Cooperationnew policy briefing by Y Chen and E Wilson at the Institute of Development Studies. The briefing discusses the increasing prominence of the BRICS countries in development cooperation activities, presenting a potential alternative to the development aid model of traditional donors and pointing out significant differences as well as overlaps between them which need attention in future engagement. It summarises the findings from five IDS State of the Debate reports, outlining the contested and shifting discourse on development within and between the BRICS states.

Designing Inclusive Targets for a Post-2015 Agendapolicy briefing by D Burns and C Gorman at the Institute of Development Studies, University of on tackling extreme poverty and marginalisation alongside rising and intersecting inequalities must be a priority for the post-2015 agenda. The briefing argues that a focus on three key areas: improving livelihoods and pro-poor infrastructure development; increasing opportunities for participation and citizen action; and tackling discriminatory social norms is critical if the final targets are to be transformative for the poorest and most marginalised.

Every Newbornthis series presented by The Lancet presents a picture of the ongoing slow progress in newborn survival, provides new focus beyond survival, and combines research and reality in countries to set target for post-2015 to ensure that every newborn has a healthy start in life. Membership needed to read the comments and the five papers.

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