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:

UNU-WIDER Director Discusses the Roles of Foreign Aid in a Post-2015 Perspective – In this video clip Professor Tarp introduces the findings of UNU-WIDER’s three-year research program on foreign aid. Economic growth facilitated by aid has led many countries to “graduate” out of low-income aid recipient status to middle-income economies along with the betterment of poverty reduction and human development. However, in specific areas of Africa, sub-Saharan Africa in particular, the GDP per-capita growth rate remains low and the labor force moves from high productive manufacturing sector to low productive activities.

Financing the future: How international public finance should fund a global social compact to eradicate poverty – This ODI report, by Romilly Greenhill, Chris Hoy, Paddy Carter and Marcus Manuel, of the Development Progress project, makes the case that this year’s Financing for Development conference should establish a social compact with minimum benchmarks around income, universal healthcare, and universal access to education. The report makes recommendations for how public financing is critical to achieving these goals. Recommendations include 1) the creation of a ‘bolsa familial global’, 2) the expansion of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis to be a Global Fund for Health, 3) the creation of a Humanitarian Fund for Education in Emergencies.

Financing for Sustainable Development: Implementing the SDGs through Effective Investment Strategies and Partnerships – This working paper from the Sustainable Development Solutions Network provides a roadmap for the Financing for Sustainable Development discussions in the lead-up to the Addis Conference. Focusing on a broad array of issues – public-private partnerships, climate and infrastructure finance, official development assistance, financial regulations and more – the goal of this paper is to lay out positions on a broad range of issues and put forward an initial set of proposed recommendations for the Addis Conference.

Education for all 2000-2015: Achievements and Challenges – The UNESCO report provides a complete assessment of progress since 2000 towards the target date for reaching the Dakar Framework’s goals. It takes stock of whether the world achieved the EFA goals and stakeholders upheld their commitments. It explains possible determinants of the pace of progress. Finally, it identifies key lessons for shaping the post-2015 global education agenda.

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