Post2015.org is collating key recent post-2015 resources and news in a round-up post. Below, read today’s selection:
Copenhagen Consensus Gender Equality Papers – These papers look at how to ensure women have control over their bodies and reproductive decisions. This will likely generate benefits of $120 per dollar spent, because it will not only prevent deaths and illness during pregnancy and birth, but also increase investment in education of the next generation, leading to large productivity increases along with a sizable demographic dividend.
Compendium of TST Issue Briefs – This document is a compilation of issues briefs produced by the United Nations Technical Support Team in support of the General Assembly Open Working Group. It looks at 29 issue briefs.
The Global Context: Mobilisation and effective use of resources – This note by Development Initiatives outlines the key facts for the financing for development debate across six key components of the global context.
Copenhagen Consensus Biodiversity Papers – As reported in the Huffington Post, stemming the loss of coral reefs by 50% will return at least $24 for every dollar spent. The costs of stemming coral reef loss are about $3 billion per year, but the total benefits likely run to at least $72 billion, producing the number of $24 dollars back for every dollar invested. These papers find that establishing environmental protected areas is not an effective way to go about preserving forests.