Governance targets and indicators in post 2015

The Overseas Development Institute (ODI) published “Governance targets and indicators in post 2015: an initial assessment” in January 2014 to explore an array of potential targets and indicators to translate and measure multiple governance objectives in the post 2015 framework. The report provides emerging evidence that illustrates governance is a crucial component to the advancement…

Local Authorities Major Group

Agenda 21, a comprehensive action plan from the Earth Summit in 1992, emphasizes the importance of harnessing expertise and capacity from all sectors of society and all types of people to achieve sustainable development. Agenda 21 defined “major groups” which are nine sectors of social, economic and technical stakeholders in sustainable development. Local Authorities is…

Local Governance Central to UN HLP’s Post-2015 Agenda

“We need governments that tackle the causes of poverty, empower people, are transparent, and permit scrutiny of their affairs.” On May 30, 2013, the United Nation’s High-Level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda released their report, “A New Global Partnership: Eradicate Poverty and Transform Economies Through Sustainable Development,” designed to guide the formulation…

Pursuing the MDGs through Local Government: Naoros Village

Winner of the Global Forum on Local Development Video Contest, the video below shows local government in action. The video depicts the direct link between Millennium Development Goals and locally planned, led, and implemented initiatives in Naoros village. The mobilization of the local populace in developing irrigation infrastructure directly pursues MDG #1- eradicating extreme poverty.…