Delegates of the 193 United Nations member states have reached consensus on the new Sustainable Development Goals for the next 15 years. With 169 targets amidst 17 goals, the SDGs have size and ambition, anchored by one exceptional poverty target to By 2030, eradicate extreme poverty for all people everywhere, currently measured as people living … More The Data Revolution We Need
Community mobilization is pretty fashionable these days, but apparently not fashionable enough to register among the 17 goals and 169 targets of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. One reason might be the cost. A 2012 study by Gordon McCord and colleagues estimated the costs of deploying 1.1 million community health workers (CHWs) in Sub-Saharan … More Six reasons community mobilizers should be in the SDGs
Rob Cohen and I organized two awesome sessions on the SDGs at the Population Association of America meetings in Chicago. The first session explored progress towards measurement and impact on well-measured goals, namely health,family and education. Three of these papers were at the sub-national scale, and one by Nick Graetz of IHME spatially resolved sub-national variations … More SDGs at Population Association of America
By Brittany Franck Collecting data is about more than measuring global progress. What matters is not how big of a pile of data can be amassed—indeed, big data are not necessarily better. Quantity is not the same as quality, and to look at quality we must look beyond the outcome, and see “data collection” for … More The Power of Local Data
Delegates of the 193 United Nations member states have reached consensus on the new Sustainable Development Goals for the next 15 years. With 169 targets amidst 17 goals, the SDGs have size and ambition, anchored by one exceptional poverty target to By 2030, eradicate extreme poverty for all people everywhere, currently measured as people living … More The data revolution we need
This piece in The Conversation makes the basic case for Goal 18. But really it’s even simpler than that. 1) Rio + 20 said that popular inclusion was central to development 2) We have the technologies and the will to include people 3) We will not succeed without popular inclusion 4) The SDGs left them out. We need Goal 18. https://theconversation.com/people-power-the-missing-piece-in-un-sustainable-development-goals-45131
Our resident anthropologist Brittany Franck offers a thoughtful reflection on what is missing in Goal 18 from a rights and ethics perspective. Goal 18 is an ideal opportunity to ensure that the SDGs, despite their flaws, can at least contain one goal that explicitly demands tangible steps towards inclusive and sustainable development. Goal 18 honors the … More Critical reflection
It’s time: Because we need a Post-2015 agenda that is truly sustainable. Because communities should be agents of their own development. Because these were supposed to be more comprehensive and inclusive goals. Because world leaders should honor the spirit and commitment of Rio+20 for truly sustainable development goals. We need Goal 18. Join us.