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What does the world really want from the next development goals? How can ensure the world's poor help define the framework after 2015?
There will be high-stakes discussions that will set the development agenda for a generation and likely influence how hundreds of billions of dollars are spent by both developing country and donor governments.
ONE's new report from Global Policy Director Ben Leo and Research Assistant Khai Hoan Tram examines the idea behind a global poll titled What the World Wants -- a poll that asks the world’s ordinary citizens, including the poorest and most marginalized, what they really want out of the new global development goals.
Over the next few years, the global community will grapple with profound issues that will have an outsized impact on development-related investments for decades. Clearly, the UN and others are taking this process very seriously and proactively seeking out stakeholder views. If augmented by direct engagement with the world’s poorest people, these laudable efforts will undoubtedly increase the quality of the post-2015 goals and rally greater support for getting them done. MORE
This blog post was originally published on Huffington Post Impact. It highlights our new report on the Millennium Development Goals, "What the World Wants." The UN-led process for determining the next round of global development goals is officially underway. Politicians, technocrats, and bureaucrats have been effectively deputized to determine what ... More
This blog from Jens Sedemund, Executive Adviser at the OECD originally appeared in the Huffington Post"GIVE a man a fish and you feed him for a day, TEACH a man to fish and you feed him for life." This may well be the most famous proverb to capture the ... More
This post was originally published today in the Huffington Post UK. This week we celebrated Nelson Mandela’s birthday and it is a time for us to reflect on the achievements of the great man. I was lucky enough to share a stage with him in Trafalgar Square in 2005 ... More
I am attending the Conference of African Finance and Health Ministers with African health advocates in Tunis, Tunisia this week to discuss how they plan to meet the health-related Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by 2015. We have less than three years to go to reach these goals, and Africa still ... More
On September 6th 2000, under the aegis of the United Nations, 189 state leaders signed the Millennium Declaration and made a commitment for 8 ambitious objectives: drastically reducing extreme poverty, hunger, HIV and malaria, illiteracy, the degradation of the environment, discrimination toward women, child mortality but also improving maternal health ... More
I attended a celebration of International Women’s Day in Austin, Texas a few weeks ago. We had an incredible line up of attendees, including County Commissioner Margaret Gomez, District Clerk Amalia Rodriguez-Mendoza, and women from World Vision, Nuru International and Congressman Doggett’s office who joined ONE members to ... More
Anti-poverty campaign group ONE has welcomed the United Nations announcement of a 26-strong high-level panel to advise on global development beyond 2015. MORE
Michael Elliott, President and CEO of ONE, issued the following reaction to the G8’s Foreign Ministers’ communiqué MORE