As global and national attention has turned to delivery of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), what role can regions play in securing their achievement? And what early actions are needed to kick-start progress?
The first 1,000 days – or three years – of the SDGs are critical. The longer we wait, the harder it will be to deliver on our 2030 promises. This discussion brought development actors together to discuss what needs to happen now to deliver the early action to ensure that we leave no one behind.
Lilianne Ploumen, Dutch Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, joined us for the first of ODI's #GlobalChallenges 2016 event series on how to ensure the Sustainable Development Goals leave no one behind.
SDG 1 aims ‘to end poverty in all its forms everywhere’ by 2030. Following its adoption, on 21 October, we organised a day-long event to launch case studies on pro-poor growth, discuss new World Bank poverty numbers and reflect on how data gaps matter.