Anuradha Rajivan

Anuradha Rajivan

Former ADB Advisor, Strategy, Policy and Partnerships Department

Anu is the former ADB-wide focal point on the Sustainable Development Goals. She used to plan and guide ADB’s joint outputs under the ADB-UN partnership on the SDGs. Prior to her stint at ADB, Anu served at the UN Development Program’s Practice Leader on Inclusive Growth and Poverty Reduction in Asia Pacific, and led the regional Human Development Report series.

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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.

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The majority of our respondents believe the main source of funding for the SDGs should be domestic taxes.

Blog Poll: Where is the Money to Pay for the SDGs?

In our August blog poll, we asked readers what they believe to be the priority sources of funding for the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set to be implemented on 1 January 2016. ADB has been getting prepared ahead of time, especially on the financing question.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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