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Sustain Rio through Measuring Commitment?

Despite protestation from all sides that there should be only one development agenda post-2015, the Rio process continues on what appears to be a parallel, overlapping track.  Not least that’s because the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are facing the same issue as the process to come up with new Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) –everyone with a sectoral agenda is arguing that their topic is vital to sustainable development.  Many of them are surely right.  But if poverty

Goals Need Numbers. Otherwise They’re Just Warm Feelings.

I’ve spent the last few days immersed (drowning?) in MDGs 2.0.  First, CGD hosted a discussion of Washington-based folks interested in the issue (thanks to ODI’s Claire Melamed for headlining), and then I went to New York for a meeting organized by UNDESA and UNDP –the Experts Group Meeting to Support the Advancement of the Post-2015 UN Development Agenda.  We met, we supported, we grouped and agendized.  It was very interesting indeed and I’m grateful to have been invited