Energy & Environment Governance & Law International Development

Resilience in the Definitional Process of the Sustainable Development Goals

In the defining process of the post-2015 development agenda, the term “resilience” has been used abundantly by policy makers and experts to define the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Resilience is both an innovative and useful concept to improve the overall framework of international aid. However, the actors defining the SDGs must use the term resilience carefully to ensure that it is clearly defined and operational.

Economics Energy & Environment Governance & Law International Development Policy & Politics

Shared Responsibility and Joint Accountability: Advancing the Post-2015 Development Agenda

Contributing author Hany Besada discusses responsibility and accountability in the post-2015 development agenda, giving us insight into shifts in the actionable policy platform of the process to include climate change as an integral part of sustainable development.

Economics International Development Policy & Politics

So Long, Solow: The Case for Teaching Agile Global Development

In his forthcoming article for the SAIS Review, Aniket Bhushan writes: “Much of the data we rely on in international affairs and international development research and analysis is fraught with problems, and is so slow that it is almost a historical caricature by the time it is published, barely descriptive about the present, let alone insightful about the future.” Senior Editor Lauren Caldwell argues that the field of international development should embrace real-time data analysis, and reject the lagging indicators that characterize traditional economic development models.

Africa Asia Pacific Events International Development Middle East

The World in Transition Release Event

The SAIS Review will host “The World in Transition” release event on Monday, March 4. Join us in celebrating our 23rd year of publication.

Civil Society International Development Middle East Security & Conflict

Iraq’s Post-American Future: Requiem for an Occupation

In this three-part series, Nate Rosenblatt, a 2009 SAIS graduate, discusses his experience building an American-style university in Iraq. In the first part of the series, Nate looks back at the difficulties faced by the Americans during the occupation. In his subsequent posts, he reflects on the future of an independent Iraq, and examines the role that America might play in the wake of its $750 trillion dollar investment in Iraq’s future.