The crafting of the post-2015 development agenda began with a pivotal decision to integrate environmental, social, and economic issues into a set of sustainable development goals (SDGs). Since their inception, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have become a unifying mechanism for a previously disjointed development community. Homi Kharas from the Brookings Institution discusses the MDGs and what comes Post-2015.
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.
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.