Post2015.org is collating key recent post-2015 resources and news in a round-up post. Below, read today’s selection:
What if? Mapping scenarios to the end of 2015 – This paper, from Neva Frecheville at CAFOD, assesses the broader landscape which could affect the chances to reaching an ambitious agreement in September 2015 by mapping out four scenarios for the remaining months: 1) “train wreck”, 2) “paper agreement”, 3) “Business as usual or 4) “transformative agenda.” It also reviews challenges to agreements (including Ffd and UNFCCC), potential responses by civil society to these challenges, and political wildcards in the lead-up to the summits.
Architecture for review and follow-up of the SDGs: Options for the High-Level Political Forum – This briefing note, from Mark Halle, International Institute for Sustainable Development, and Robert Wolfe, Queen’s University, Canada, This briefing note discusses options for the architecture for review and follow-up of the Sustainable Development Goals in the context of the High-Level Political Forum. The paper discusses the institutional design principles for review mechanisms, in the first section, and then in the second section it describes how we see the design choices in a way that may be helpful for negotiators preparing for the May 2015 Session on Monitoring & Review of the Post-2015 Intergovernmental Negotiations.
The struggle to shape the agenda – Global Policy Watch’s 5th briefing, from Barbara Adams and Gretchen Luchsinger, examines the positioning of different country groupings and other stakeholders in ongoing negotiations on post-2015 and FfD. Authors analyze the discussions of: respective roles and responsibilities in the FfD outcome, positioning of the MDBs, the current emphasis on vertical funds and the private sector, and gaps in the current discussions.
Making Money Work: Financing a Sustainable Future in Asia and the Pacific – This Asian Development Bank report explores some of the ways forward towards sustainable development. It highlights not just the need to inject more money into investments that contribute to sustainable development, but also to attract funds toward them—to finance human needs, infrastructure, and cross-border public goods. The report spans public and private options, in their distinct roles and in combination. An eight-point agenda suggests how key constituents can do their parts. Working together, they can make money work for development where benefits are not only more equitably shared, but will last for generations to come.