Resilience in the SDGs: developing an indicator for Target 1.5 that is fit for purpose – This ODI Climate and Environment Programme paper, by Aditya Bahadur, Emma Lovell, Emily Wilkinson, Thomas Tanner, outlines a comprehensive approach for developing a cross-sectoral, multi-dimensional and dynamic understanding of resilience. This underpins the core message of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that development is multi-faceted and the achievement of many of the individual development goals is dependent on the accomplishment of other goals.
Development Co-operation Report 2015: Making Partnerships Effective Coalitions for Action – The 2015 Development Co-operation Report explores the potential of networks and partnerships to create incentives for responsible action, as well as innovative, fit-for-purpose ways of coordinating the activities of diverse stakeholders. The report looks at a number of existing partnerships working in diverse sectors, countries and regions to draw lessons and provide practical guidance, proposing ten success factors for post-2015 partnerships. A brief write-up by IISD is available here.
Why investing in disaster risk management pays off – This ODI Climate and Environment Programme paper by Thomas Tanner, Emma Lovell, Emily Wilkinson, Francis Ghesquiere, Robert Reid and Sumati Rajput provides seven key messages that should be addressed by the Third International Conference on Financing for Development (FFD3) to ensure that disaster risk does not hamper the progress of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.
Sustainable Development Goals: Are the rich countries ready? – This study and report, by Christian Kroll, Bertelsmann Foundation, performs a “stress test” on high-income countries to examine how they are performing with respect to sustainable development, and offers a country profile of each nation as well as performance by goal. It finds great variation in OECD country readiness, and that while no one country is outstandingly ready for every goal, Scandinavian nations are best prepared to take up the SDGs. A list of indicators used for the study is available as an appendix.
Common But Differentiated Governance: A Metagovernance Approach to Make the SDGs Work – This paper, by Louis Meulemann and Ingeborg Niestroy, introduces the principle of “Common But Differentiated Governance” (CBDG) and illustrates how it can be applied to the SDGs. It shows that through “metagovernance” (how to combine different governance styles into successful governance frameworks), there is convergence towards using this as comprehensive approach. The authors propose a step-by-step approach for SDG implementation and elaborate how policy makers could use metagovernance as a mechanism to support analysis, design and management of SDG governance frameworks, to make failures noticed, and to suggest mitigation measures.
Asian Biotechnology Development Review: Special Issue on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – This review features papers on biodiversity, access to justice and environmental access rights, ethical trade, business as a force for good, and the reconciliation of food and industrial needs for the Asian bioeconomy.