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.

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.

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.