Critical thinking, integrated analysis and awareness raising on Sustainable Development Goals and a post-2015 development agenda
  • Image shows man producing charcoal on the Caribbean island of Santa Lucia

    How can small states with limited resources have an effective voice in the post-2015 negotiations?  Cletus Springer, the Caribbean Natural Resources Institute’s (CANARI) Green Economy Advisor has been looking back at the Caribbean experience at the Rio summit in 1992 and finds that regional collaboration is key.

  • Ahead of the Financing for Development conference in Addis Ababa, IIED’s David Satterthwaite highlights the disconnect that exists between the commitments made by national governments at international conferences and finance available for the (mostly local) institutions that can meet them.

  • Photo shows people washing at a pump in Bangladesh,

    Ahead of the Financing for Development conference in Addis Ababa, IIED’s David Satterthwaite highlights the disconnect that exists between the commitments made by national governments at international conferences and finance available for the (mostly local) institutions that can meet them.

  • Image shows a girl collecting water, India, image by WRI

    The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) could bring unprecedented action to mitigate the world’s water demand and supply crises, argue WRI's Betsy Otto and Kitty van der Heijden.

  • image show Xingu people in Brazil, photo from RRI

     

    Explicit inclusion of secure land rights for local communities and Indigenous Peoples is key to “leaving no one behind” in global sustainable development goals, argues Jenny Springer in a guest blog from the Rights and Resources Initiative.

Blogs

The SDGs promise transformational change – but how is this delivered? A new study from IRF2015 partner, RIMISP looks at how major change came about in Chile’s energy sector.