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:

Manufacturing progress? Employment creation in Sri Lanka – This Development Progress study, written in collaboration with ECDPM, aims to explain the employment progress achieved in Sri Lanka from 1990 to 2010. This period has seen a drastic reduction in unemployment, and improved working conditions, particularly for women, accompanied by structural transformation away from agriculture towards manufacturing and services. The drivers of employment progress in quality, quantity and access are examined in terms of policies affecting demand for and supply of labour.

Online Survey on the High-Level Political Forum and Post-2015 Sustainable Development Governance – This online survey is a part of a wider consultation on the HLPF that Sustainable Development 2015 is carrying out until June 2015. The purpose is to make use of this crucial opportunity for members of major groups and other stakeholders to shape engagement in the HLPF. Findings will be shared in a report in June-July 2015.​ Also available in French and Spanish.

The road to reform: Women’s political voice in Morocco – This Development Progress report by Clare Castillejo and Helen Tilley examines women’s political mobilisation in Morocco and illustrates how excluded and adversely incorporated groups can achieve greater political voice, even in the face of considerable obstacles.

Beyond Cockpit-ism: Four Insights to Enhance the Transformative Potential of the Sustainable Development Goals – A new paper in Sustainability argues that the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have the potential to become a powerful political vision that can support the urgently needed global transition to a shared and lasting prosperity, but the authors, including Måns Nilsson from SEI, argue that the final goals and targets that will be adopted by the UN General Assembly in September 2015 risk falling short of expectations because of what we call “cockpit-ism”: the illusion that top-down steering by governments and intergovernmental organizations alone can address global problems.

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