Post2015.org is collating key recent post-2015 resources and news in a round-up post. Below, read today’s selection:
Fragile Progress: The Record of the Millennium Development Goals in States Affected by Conflict, Fragility, and Crisis – This Center for American Progress and Save the Children report, by John Norris, Casey Dunning and Annie Malknecht looks into 55 fragile states’ progress on meeting the MDGs and compares their records to other countries. More than two thirds of the fragile states examined achieved two or fewer of the MDG targets, the report finds, with the effectiveness of institutions and weak governance most associated with failure to make progress. The implications for the SDG agenda include the importance of focusing on leaving no one behind, closing data gaps, and finding means of implementation which are appropriate for fragile and conflict-affected states.
Harnessing Citizen-Generated Data for a Transformative Post-2015 Agenda – This CIVICUS and DataShift briefing note provides an introduction to the term ‘citizen-generated data’, illustrated by a number of initiatives that use data from citizens to drive social change. It then outlines a number of roles citizen-generated data can play in monitoring and driving progress on the SDGs, along with different ways citizen-generated data can support SDG follow up and review at the national, regional and global levels. To conclude, it explains what needs to be done to fully harness the power of citizen-generated data.
Climate 2020: Facing the Future – This United Nations Association – UK publication includes articles from more than 50 expert contributors, ranging from the Carbon Trust to the UN Development Programme, and considers the prospects for the UNFCCC meeting in Paris this year, including the potential for interaction between the proposed climate agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals. Together, the articles provide a source of ideas, practical actions, analysis and case studies on how to develop a climate framework that is equitable, achievable and able to deliver long-term benefits to all.