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

National MDG implementation: lessons for the SDG era – This ODI working paper, by Moizza Binat Sarwar, uses five country case studies to tease out common trends in the implementation of the MDGs. Among the lessons learned, the paper finds that 1) national priorities are often at odds with local needs, 2) motivations for adopting the goals vary, and 3) there is a dearth of research on MDG implementation, which heightens the importance of SDG implementation monitoring efforts.

Piecing together the MDG puzzle: domestic policy, government spending and performance – This ODI working paper, by Paula Lucci, Amina Khan and Chris Hoy, assesses the influence and role played by the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in setting policy priorities at a domestic level. Recommendations for the SDG period include ensuring better data on domestic use of targets, government spending and performance are available to better assess their influence over the next 15 years and ensure the ‘leave no one behind’ agenda will be fulfilled.

The role of science, technology and innovation policies to foster the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals – This European Commission report, by Enrico Giovannini, Ingeborg Niestroy, Måns Nilsson, Françoise Roure and Michael Spanos, presents the conclusions of the independent Expert Group on the “Follow-up to Rio+20, notably the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)” that was established by the European Commission (EC) to provide advice on the role of science, technology and innovation (STI) for implementing the new global sustainable development agenda (2030 Agenda). The Group gives recommendations, both in terms of general policy orientations and concrete areas of engagement, for EU STI policy to contribute to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda in Europe and beyond, as well as for possible engagement in international initiatives concerning STI.

Trade and Sustainable Development: Options for follow-up and review of the trade-related elements of the Post-2015 Agenda and Financing for Development – This IISD working draft paper, by Alice Tipping and Robert Wolfe maps where trade-related elements are found in the SDGs and FfD, and describes design options for a three-level review and follow-up architecture that could support these outcomes. It also maps trade-related review mechanisms of the World Trade Organization (WTO), UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), the World Bank and regional reviews

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