Friday, April 27, 2012
Developing countries have made great strides to reach the Millennium Development Goals by 2015, but significant work remains. Now much of the discussion centers on what should replace the goals post-2015. Lysa John and Stephen Hale from The Guardian make the case for sustainability, equity and reaching the poorest of the poor. A new working paper, Beyond the Millennium Development Goals-Agreeing to a Post-2015 Development Framework, explores how the policy discussion might evolve. If readers are interested in potential outcomes, here are three analogies: the Christmas Tree, the Jigsaw, and the Bullseye.
The MDGs are one of the many things people are saying should be discussed at the Rio+20 conference in June. Dr. Dirk Willem te Velde, the Team Leader for the European Report on Development 2011/2012, answers questions on some of the issues surrounding Rio+20 in this interview. While IFAD is supporting the Reframing Rio initiative to make sure that rural poverty and smallholder farms are front and center at Rio+20, the Women’s Major Group is asking for participation in this survey on A Gender Perspective in Sustainable Development in preparation for the conference. In case you were wondering, you can read about the role of ICTs in achieving the goals outlined in Rio+20’s Zero Draft Document here. If you are still unconvinced that this summit matters, here are three reasons why it could change the world.
Last but not least, click ‘Listen’ to hear the discussion on Liberating Data and Opening up Government: A Global Perspective that took place on the Kojo Nnamdi Show earlier this week.
Taryn Davis is a Communications Intern at Development Gateway.