Post-2015 resources round-up

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


Can the SDGs live up to the hype? – This Future United Nations Development System briefing, by Barbara Crossette, points out shortcomings of the final outcome document and post-2015 negotiation process, drawing comparisons to the MDGs and other multilateral discussions. It identifies upcoming points in the process and dissimilarities from the MDGs, such as the reliance on national statistical offices rather than the UN system.

2015 report on policy coherence for development – This European Commission report covers both cross-cutting and thematic issues, and presents examples of progress on policy coherence for development (PCD) across different policy areas from 2013 to 2015. It reviews coherence efforts in areas of food security, climate change, trade and finance, migration and security. A news summary from the report’s launch, held 19 October 2015 in Brussels, is available here.

Mainstreaming the 2030 agenda for sustainable development: interim reference guide to UN country teams – This UNDG guide outlines their MAPS (mainstreaming, acceleration and policy support) work to assist countries in taking up the SDGs. It features an array of approaches and tools that UNCTs can discuss with Member States to adapt the Agenda to national,  sub-national and local realities, incorporating regional perspectives where appropriate. Case studies provide examples of how some have already begun to develop and use the relevant tools.

The world’s women 2015: trends and statistics – This report covers a range of policy concerns, including population and families, health, education, work, violence, environment and poverty. It uses a life-cycle approach to reveal the experiences of women and men during different periods of life and presents statistics and analyses that assess gaps in gender, progress, and areas that demand further attention. A related article in the Guardian by Liz Ford is available here.

For more resources including news, blogs and conference round-ups, visit www.irf2015.org

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