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The 17 SDGs present a shared world vision for the next 15 years.

My 6 takeaways on the SDGs

Presenting a shared world vision for the next 15 years, the 17 SDGs came as no surprise as the text was politically negotiated and agreed ahead of time. Here are my 6 takeaways.

Anuradha Rajivan

MDBs want to move ‘from billions to trillions’ on development finance to achieve the SDGs.

#Fin4Dev: 10 things MDBs can bring to the table

As the dialogue on #Fin4Dev advances, multilateral development banks and the IMF have joined hands to seriously consider what they specifically can bring to the table in going from ideas to action. Here are 10 takeaways from last week's major #Fin4Dev conference in Addis Ababa.

Anuradha Rajivan

UN Economic Commission for Africa Conference Center in Addis Ababa. Photo by Jose M. Alonso

What's Addis all about?

Everyone in the development community seems to be talking about Addis these days. The capital of Ethiopia is hosting the 3rd International Conference on Financing for Development on 13-16 July.

Anuradha Rajivan

There’s nothing random about fostering an environment of creativity

Creativity has little space where tasks are practiced as regimentation. “Business unusual” is a catchphrase about doing things differently, to bring about change, to innovate. Times are becoming more complex.  For economic gain, nature can no longer be simply considered as something to be “conquered” by people to extract wealth

Anuradha Rajivan

Getting ready for the Post-2015 SDGs: Join the e-dialogue

The new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are expected to bring a stronger focus on longer-term durability of development gains as opposed to the current approach which sees decision-making targeted at the shorter term. At present, businesses main focus is annual balance sheets; for development organizations it is annual results reporting; and for democracies there's cyclical elections. 

Anuradha Rajivan

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