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The modern skyline of Nairobi - Nbi101/Wikimedia CC-BY
b.tritton
Tuesday 14th June, 2016

Elisa Moscolin, Sustainability and Social Innovation Manager, Safaricom, explores the recommendations put forward following a discussion on the role of the private sector in implementing the SDGs at the recent African regional dialogue on the first 1000 days of the SDGs.

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David Cameron speaks at the 'Leave no one behind' event at the UN Sustainable Development Summit 2015 - Georgina Coupe/Crown Copyright (Creative Commons Licensed via Flickr)
b.tritton
Wednesday 8th June, 2016

How is the UK doing so far on implementing the Sustainable Development Goals? According to the International Development Committee’s (IDC) select committee, not well enough.

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Men Pulling Fishing Net Out Of The Sea, Sri Lanka - Oliver Dixon/Transaid (Creative Commons Licensed via Flickr)
b.tritton
Thursday 26th May, 2016

Priyanthi Fernando, moderator of the two-day Starting Strong: Asia Dialogue on the first 1000 days of the SDGs event, shares her reflections on the discussions

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Railway in Bangladesh – Asian Development Bank (Creative Commons licensed via Flickr)
Chris Little
Wednesday 18th May, 2016

Tanvi Bhatkal, co-author of our new report projecting Asia-Pacific’s progress on the SDGs to 2030, writes about some of the key findings from the report.

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Young women in Ethiopia - Jessica Lea/DFID (Creative Commons licensed via Flickr)
Chris Little
Tuesday 12th April, 2016

The SDGs pose a number of pressing challenges, one of which is the struggle to end child marriage. Co-author of our new report Projecting progress: the SDGs in sub-Saharan Africa Thomas Aedy takes a look at trends on this goal and the vital importance of success.

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People on the beach in Mogadishu, Somalia – Stuart Price (Creative Commons licensed via Flickr)
Chris Little
Monday 11th April, 2016

Susan Nicolai, lead author of our new report projecting sub-Saharan Africa's progress on the SDGs to 2030, writes on the key findings from the report and what they mean for early action around the implementation of the goals in the region.

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San Malen Primary Health Unit in Pujehn, Bo district, Sierra Leone - UNICEF CC BY NC ND
b.tritton
Thursday 31st March, 2016

The "first 1000 days" of life are critical for a child's future: and the same is true of global agreements such as the Sustainable Development Goals. Andrea Ordóñez, Research Coordinator at Southern Voice, writes on the key priorities for implementation during the first three years of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. 

 

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A community health worker conducting a survey in the Korail slum, Bangladesh - Lucy Milmo/DFID
b.tritton
Wednesday 30th 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)
Chris Little
Friday 11th 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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Women take part in skill development training in Addis Ababa, July 2015. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe CC BY-NC-ND
b.tritton
Thursday 10th March, 2016

Achieving women's economic empowerment requires a challenge to the status quo - tinkering around the edges will not be enough.

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