THP-Uganda Chosen to Speak at UN General Assembly Hearing

In preparation for the zero draft outcome, the UN General Assembly held informal hearings on May 26 & 27 for various stakeholders, including civil society representatives from the Global South, Member States and various UN Agencies, to make proposals and provide input in preparation for the UN Summit to Adopt the Post 2015 Development Agenda. Out of over…

Localizing the Post 2015 Development Agenda

Background The post 2015 development agenda has been engaging one of the largest and longest multi-stakeholder deliberations starting from 2012. The United Nations Development Group (UNDG) estimates that almost two million individuals from all corners of the world have taken part in  the global consultation process. The multi stakeholder dialogues were conducted in two phases.The first  phase…

Localizing the Millennium Development Goals

This piece was included in the 2013 State of Participatory Democracy Report. By Steven J. Klees, University of Maryland August, 2013 There was talk of “localizing” the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) from the beginning of their development, yet this did not receive much attention until the mid-2000s. In 2005, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP,…

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…

UNDP on Local Governance and the Post-2015 Framework

Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi, UNDP’s Director of Democratic Governance, describes the integral role that viable, effective, multi-level governance must play in achieving the post-2015 development agenda in a post on UNDP’s Our Perspective page. In addition to service delivery, local governments are critical intermediaries between the people and the state for reconciliation and the re-establishment of the…