Blogs on Sustainable Development Goals
Published on Tuesday, 06 October 2015
As multilateral development banks gear up to fill serious gaps in infrastructure in Asia, attention also focuses on safeguards, which should be a top concern for established lenders such as the World Bank and ADB as well as new players like the AIIB.
Published on Tuesday, 29 September 2015
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.
Published on Monday, 28 September 2015
How can CSOs contribute meaningfully to the new SDGs, and how can the post-2015 agenda support civil society’s development efforts over the next 15 years? Here are 5 ways.
Published on Thursday, 24 September 2015
As world leaders gather this weekend in New York to officially adopt the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, 6 questions come to mind.
Published on Monday, 14 September 2015
For a long time, sustainability was seen as an environmental issue that represented an unwelcome trade-off with strong economic growth. But now it encompasses a more mutually dependent set of environmental, economic, and social goals.
Published on Friday, 11 September 2015
Improving the lives of women and girls was part of the MDGs when they were adopted in 2000. Since then, much progress has been made—particularly on education—but that progress has been uneven and insufficient in many countries.
Published on Tuesday, 01 September 2015
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.
Published on Wednesday, 05 August 2015
A focus on inclusion in the new SDGs is vital for Asia and the Pacific, where inequality has risen some 20% in the past two decades, and around 1.4 billion people live under $2 a day.
Published on Wednesday, 15 July 2015
Why shouldn’t every dollar count for sustainable development? This fundamental query has been repeatedly emerging from Asia and the Pacific in the wake of the post-2015 SDGs now under discussion.
Published on Tuesday, 14 July 2015
In two months we will finally know the final Sustainable Development Goals. But how did we get here, and what does this framework mean for global development efforts? Let's get to know the SDGs a bit better.