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Can the SDGs be achieved by 2030?

This podcast is a recording of the Australian launch of our flagship report, Projecting progress: reaching the SDGs by 2030
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The Global Goals

DevPolicy: Can the SDGs be achieved by 2030?

Chris Hoy
24 September 2015

World leaders are meeting to agree the Sustainable Development Goals that will replace the the Millennium Development Goals and shape the next 15 years of international development. But how much change is required to achieve the ambitious SDG agenda by 2030? Which goals are most off-track and will need to be prioritised? And what are the particular challenges that will face different regions?

With the commencement of the Sustainable Development Goals, it is vital that efforts are made to incorporate the 'leave no one behind' agenda from day one. Our new short film compliments our recent research on what it will take to achieve the SDGs.

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The SDGs must leave no one behind: stories from Ghana

The Sustainable Development Goals, due to replace the Millennium Development Goals in January 2016, promise to 'leave no one behind'. This film looks at what it's like being part of a group that is being ‘left behind’.

Woman selling potatoes in Ecuador – Dottie Day (Creative Commons licensed via Flickr)

How can we eliminate extreme poverty?

21 October 2015
ODI, London
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.
Women plough fields to plant corn, Gnoungouya Village, Guinea – Dominic Chavez for the World Bank (Creative Commons licensed via Flickr)

Our new flagship report offers the first systematic attempt to project progress across the full SDG agenda, showing where – if current trends continue – the world will be by 2030. Whilst our projections reveal shortfalls, a closer look at recent top-performing
countries shows that if others were able to make similar rates of progress, we would get much closer to reaching the goals.

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Workers drying chillies, Gabbur, Karnataka, India - Asian Development Bank (Creative Commons Licensed via Flickr)

Millennium Development Goals: success stories and ‘unfinished business’

Chris Hoy
17 September 2015

Great progress has been made towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which will expire this year. However some targets are so far off track that their replacement, the Sustainable Development Goals, will expire in 2030 before the orginal targets will be achieved. Overseas Development Institute Research Officer Chris Hoy writes on some of the successes and 'unfinished business' of the MDGs.


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