Post2015.org is collating key recent post-2015 resources and news in a round-up post. Below, read today’s selection:
Progress for Children: Beyond Averages: Learning from the MDGs – This UNICEF report encourages nations to go beyond national averages when assessing progress, showing that an equality approach using disaggregated data can accelerate Goal achievement. UNICEF conducted analyses for major Millennium Development Goal areas of nutrition, poverty, gender equality, child mortality, maternal health, HIV/AIDS and malaria, water and sanitation, early childhood development and child marriage. Each area is supplemented by examples of successful initiatives that have reduced MDG implementation gaps in developing countries, offering lessons applicable to future Sustainable Development Goals.
Analysis of Zero draft of the outcome document for the United Nations Summit to adopt the post-2015 Development Agenda – This analysis, from UNEP’s Convention on Biodiversity, written as an annex to a letter to National Focal Points and other stakeholders, highlights the extent to which biodiversity is included in the Zero Draft and how the proposed SDGs relate to the Aichi Biodiversity Targets. The CBD Secretariat recommends that national governments consider the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 as a common model for national-level contributions to SDG achievement, detailing lessons learned from the Plan’s architecture.
Leave no one behind – from goals to implementation – This brief, from Christian Aid, explores the ‘leave no one behind’ principle, explaining its origins and its significance to the post-2015 agenda through regional case studies. It addresses questions that policy-makers may encounter in practice, such as how to apply it within countries and to targets. Concluding recommendations include retention of standalone goals and targets on inequality, disaggregated data, systematic approaches to identify groups currently left behind, and development of national level ‘leave no one behind’ action plans.
Country priorities for data development: what does history tell us? – This ODI report by Amina Khan, Joseph Wales and Elizabeth Stuart considers the question: what are country priorities and how should they condition donor investments in statistcs? The evolution of statistical systems in three middle-income countries, South Africa, Pakistan and Mexico, is explored to highlight the key lessons learned in each case. The paper concludes by calling on donors and governments to step-up their investments to ensure no one is left uncounted, and therefore left behind.