How can the results of development co-operation support Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development?
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development offers two integrated, yet distinct challenges to development co-operation and its results.
First, the Agenda includes 17 goals with 169 tasks to be achieved at all levels by 2030. They represent targets, deadlines, indicators and data that are the prerequisites of a coherent results framework. It is a framework for development results and, by implication, also for the results of development co-operation in its contributing role.
Second, the 2030 Agenda emphasizes Leave no one behind as a political imperative. It may involve targets that set a high bar in terms of disaggregated development results, since it endeavours “to reach the furthest behind first”. In the 2030 Agenda, Leave no one behind lacks the in-built results framework that the SDGs have. Leave no one behind has no targets, deadlines, indicators or data.