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:

Transforming our World: The 2030 Agenda for Global Action: Final draft of the outcome document for the UN Summit to adopt the Post-2015 Development Agenda – This final draft builds on feedback received in the June negotiating session, with updated text based on the new draft of the Addis Ababa Action Agenda and enhanced language on the ‘5 Ps’ in the preamble, among other changes. It features three annexes: 1) proposed technical revisions 2) a placeholder for the Addis outcome to be inserted; and 3) the introduction of the OWG’s outcome.

The Addis Ababa Action Agenda of the Third International Conference on Financing for Development – This updated draft outcome document was released July 7th, following further plenary consultations. The FfD co-facilitators, Amb. Talbot of Guyana and Amb. Pedersen of Norway, have proposed that this version be transmitted to the Conference for further consideration.

Why and how a country lens matters for the SDGs – This research note, by Emma Samman, ODI, looks at how to complement an economic and social group-based focus with a country lens, in order to capitalise on the SDG’s potential to accelerate universal, equitable development that leaves no one behind. Recommendations include: a greater emphasis on national circumstances to ensure that: 1) targets specifying outcomes heed country starting points; 2) effects of targets focused on process are considered in national contexts; and 3) targets are judged to have been met by their effects on both people and countries.

The role of Indentification in the Post-2015 Development Agenda – This paper, by Mariana Dahan, World Bank, and Alan Gelb, Center for Global Development, considers the role of legal identification, Sustainable Development Goals target 16.9 It asks what suffices to constitute legal identity, how this target relates to the rest of the SDG framework, whether legal identity should be considered as a right in itself or rather as an enabler of other targets, and how to measure the target. The authors also outline the role of development partners in implementing the target and list a range of stakeholders, initiatives and regulatory frameworks to ensure common standards and regional integration.

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