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A community health worker conducting a survey in the Korail slum, Bangladesh - Lucy Milmo/DFID

Achieving the SDGs: what gets measured gets done

Bitange Ndemo
30 March 2016

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) put great emphasis on leaving no one behind and ensuring progress is made for all. However, as Bitange Ndemo writes, the SDGs won't be achieved unless data collection and use is improved: "what gets measured gets done".

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Hygienists at Oxfam managed Kumala CCC in Sierra Leone - Michelle Curran / Oxfam (Creative Commons licensed)

Are the Sustainable Development Goals good news for women?

Caroline Sweetman and Valeria Esquivel
11 March 2016

The 2015 Sustainable Development Goal agreement was a historic moment for development and for feminism. Much hope rests on the goals, but what will they really achieve, for people living in poverty, and for women in particular? 

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Valeria Esquivel

Valeria Esquivel

Valeria is the Research Coordinator on Gender and Development at the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD).

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Caroline Sweetman

Caroline Sweetman

Caroline is Editor of Oxfam's international journal Gender & Development.

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Credit: International Trade Forum site http://www.tradeforum.org/news/Building-womens-economic-empowerment/

Building women’s economic empowerment

Suzi Nandera
9 March 2016

Writing for the International Trade Forum, Development Progress Programme Officer Suzi Nandera says that It will take more than eliminating discrimination against women to achieve true gender equality.

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Around the world, amazing progress is being made. More than 1 billion people have been lifted out of extreme poverty since 1990 with major gains made in other areas that contribute to human well-being. This new publication explores 10 examples of this progress from our case studies.

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10 things to know about progress in international development

14 January 2016

Around the world, amazing progress is being made. More than 1 billion people have been lifted out of extreme poverty since 1990 with major gains made in other areas too. Here we showcase 10 examples from our case studies.

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Women from Conakry at local radio station in Côte d'Ivoire – Ami Vitale for World Bank Photo

Five steps to turn SDG gender commitments into action

Abigail Hunt
5 January 2016

With the huge achievement of a gender SDG, Abigail Hunt looks at how we can turn that recognition of the importance of gender issues into action on the problems facing women and girls. She sets out 5 steps to get us on the way to realising this goal.

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