Post2015.org is collating key recent post-2015 resources in a round-up post. Below, read today’s selection.
Getting ready for SDG implementation in Latin America – This paper, by Paula Lucci (Overseas Development Institute), Javier Surasky (CEPEI) and Camilo Gamba (CEPEI), focuses on how Latin American countries, and in particular Colombia, are approaching SDG implementation, and provides useful examples and lessons for other countries as they prepare to implement this ambitious agenda.
Uncovering Pathways Towards and Inclusive Green Economy: A summary for leaders – This UNEP guide describes challenges relating to the refocusing of political attention and financial resources to drive markets and institutions towards better alignment with the SDGs, starting with the breaking down of a business as usual approach. It outlines the main principles of a green economy, the global cooperation needed to get there, and the scaling up and communications efforts that will be needed to inspire further action.
MDG Report 2015: Lessons learned in implementing the MDGs: Assessing progress in Africa toward the Millennium Development Goals – This report, from UNECA, African Union, African Development Bank and UNDP, examines progress made in Africa on each of the eight MDGs using harmonised data from the UN Statistics division and complementary data from other UN agencies, the World Bank and the OECD. The paper finds that while poverty is declining and education outcomes are improving, vulnerability to shocks is still high, and that the highest growth has been in extractive industries. It also identifies lessons learned from their implementation, including the need for effective communication and follow-up. A related piece by Thalif Deen in IPS News is here.
Evidence Report Number 150: Reducing Hunger and Undernutrition – The Hunger and Nutrition Commitment Index (HANCI) ranks governments on their political commitment to tackling hunger and nutrition. The most recent HANCI report from the Institute of Development Studies , released in September 2015, builds upon the previous findings first presented 2013 and 2014. It uses the same methodology to give an updated picture of how the countries in the Index are tackling hunger and undernutrition. A brief write-up on IDS’s website that shows how HANCI can support the SDGs is also available, here.
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