A warning often repeated since the Rio+20 summit is that lessons learned from the millennium development goals should not be forgotten when the sustainable development goals – the new development framework adopted at the United Nations general assembly – replace them. Such concerns seem warranted given the mixed report card on the MDGs.
The recently adopted SDGs for the post-2015 era focus on economic growth, social inclusion and environmental protection as interconnected dimensions of broader global development. Unlike the MDGs, achieving this new set of ambitious goals calls for bolder action from diverse actors across society, whose collective efforts outweigh what they could deliver individually. And the private sector is not least among these actors. Why?
Partnerships were central from the adoption of the MDGs in 2000. Public, private and civil society entities forged ties, leading to some outstanding results. This was notable in health, where path-breaking co-operation across governments, companies and foundations improved millions of lives through medicines and vaccines. Given this track record, why do the SDGs 15 years later require revitalising global partnerships?
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (SDGs) builds upon the Millennium Development Goals and converges with the post 2015 development agenda. This new agenda for development sets targets and goals for developed and developing countries. For this ambitious and broad agenda to succeed OECD member country support will be invaluable.
Governments and extractive firms are increasingly looking at how natural resources can generate benefits for their economies and societies as a whole. In Zambia, for every 10 direct mining jobs, approximately seven are created in first-tier mining suppliers. In turn, the incomes generated in mining and supplier industries stimulate non-mining industries. However, generating positive economic spinoffs from extractives is not always easy.
A multi-stakeholder Drafting Committee was set up in January 2015 with the task to produce an advanced draft of the Operational Framework on Public-Private Collaboration for Shared Resource-based Value Creation.
From numbers to meaning – what stories do the data tell us? Access our major reports covering global aid and development flows plus major in-depth studies by sector, type of aid and recipient groups.
More than 200 multilateral agencies - such as the United Nations, the World Bank and the global funds - receive or serve as a channel for about one third of total ODA. Our work on multilateral aid provides a clearer picture of the multilateral system.
This blog post John Morrison, Executive Director of the Institute for Human Rights and Business, discusses what the social responsibilities of sporting events should be and argues for greater oversight and due diligence at every stage of the mega-sporting events delivery process.
This blog post discusses how the UN Guiding Principles Reporting Framework, introduced in February 2015, help companies provide evidence of how they are conducting human rights due diligence: the process of assessing and addressing their human rights impacts, and tracking and communicating how well they do so.