Post-2015 resources round-up

Post2015.org is collating key recent post-2015 resources in a round-up post. Below, read today’s selection.


Orchestration: an instrument for implementing the Sustainable Development Goals – This briefing paper from DIE, written by Stephan Klingebiel and Sebastian Paulo, looks at SDG implementation challenges given the transformative and universal nature of the Goals, noting a growing need for collective action. The authors propose ‘orchestration’ as a means of addressing these challenges, whereby an ‘orchestrator’ enables other actors to cooperate and achieve common goals. The paper also outlines conditions under which orchestration can be used to build networks, support middle-income countries and transform development cooperation.

The SDGs and Fragile States: The Case of Haiti – This briefing is written by Peter Hollis for the Future United Nations Development System (FUNDS). Summary: As the United Nations finalizes the SDGs, a paramount issue is their relevance for countries most in need of support, those occupying the bottom of the poverty-league tables. To dilute expert over-influence associated with the MDGs, the UN consulted widely to fashion the SDGs. Yet, are the SDGs so comprehensive that they are impracticable? An assessment of national execution capacity is essential to determine which SDGs are priorities, highlight implementation opportunities, and identify sustainability constraints facing national authorities and the UN alike. The UN development system is well acquainted with Haiti, and its history suggests major challenges ahead.

FROM POLICY TO ACTION: Securing urgent and concrete commitments towards the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development – Beyond 2015 has produced a document containing key advocacy messages from Beyond 2015 in the lead-up to the UN Summit to adopt the SDGs. Directed at governments and Heads of State, the brief calls for urgent commitments to start implementation of the 2030 Agenda, including specification on how leaders will set up institutional frameworks for monitoring and review at multiple levels. It is available in EnglishFrench and Spanish.

Addis Ababa July 2015: The near death of a global governance experiment – This FUNDS briefing, written by Barry Herman, looks at the history of the FfD process and shortcomings from the first meeting in Monterrey, Mexico. It goes on to outline key developments from the Addis Outcome this past July, identifying opportunities for further discussion and looking ahead to the future intergovernmental discussions to be held within ECOSOC.http://community.wri.org/image/2014-email/spacer.gif

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