The discussions around the post-2015 development agenda – and the work of the High Level Panel of Eminent (HLPEP) persons – were seen controversially in the last months. Some felt that the consultation led by the HLPEP would lead into a kitchen sink report, which would cover every possible development concern.
Asian governments need to increase their support for social protection programs if they hope to reap broader economic and social benefits.
Let’s start today to prevent and build resilience against health threats in the region.
The transition from the Millennium Development Goals to the Sustainable Development Goals will require partnerships and a new view on development.
What will the future for Asia and the Pacific look like - the region with the fastest economic growth and, at the same time, with the poorest people and the largest inequalities in the world – after 2015 and the expiration of the Millennium Development Goals?
Immediate action is needed on climate change and we must overcome skepticism.
For many people, at least 1.7 billion people in Asia and the Pacific, opportunities from the MDGs have not yet materialized.