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    The Africa Agenda 2063 and the SDGs: the African Union barks, but will it find its bite?

The Africa Agenda 2063 and the SDGs: the African Union barks, but will it find its bite?

What do the African Union’s Agenda for 2063 and the SDGs mean in a changing development landscape on the continent? Fortunate Machingura looks at how the regional dynamics are evolving.

 

The African Union (AU) is often described as a ‘toothless bulldog’ with credibility and legitimacy deficits. But its recent work may be indicative of a changing status. Through the Africa […]

December 21st, 2016|Development, Featured|0 Comments|

Africa at LSE Blog: Most Popular Posts of 2015

As the year draws to a close, it is normal to think back on how the year went. For those of us who work on the blog, we asked ourselves which articles our readers liked the most. We thought that you probably would like to know too! We hope you enjoy discovering a post you may have missed or […]

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    Delivering the Sustainable Development Goals: a new partnership between the state and private sector

Delivering the Sustainable Development Goals: a new partnership between the state and private sector

Aurélien Leblay reviews the LSE public lecture delivered by the President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) Sir Suma Chakrabarti as he discussed the newly adopted Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the specific role of EBRD in private-public partnerships.

Is international development entering a new era? The SDGs replaced the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) that set the […]

December 4th, 2015|Development|0 Comments|
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    Making business part of the solution: Private sector partnerships can support sustainable development

Making business part of the solution: Private sector partnerships can support sustainable development

In a wrap up to our SDGs series, we take a final look at the outcomes from the UN summit. Oxfam’s Takumo Yamada makes the case for a more principled approach to public-private-partnerships and offers Oxfam’s Poverty Footprint tool as a means of re-focusing private sector partnerships towards a more rights-based approach.

This post is part of the Africa at LSE, IGC and South […]

October 30th, 2015|Development, Featured|0 Comments|
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    Africa must industrialise and trade more to achieve the #SDGs

Africa must industrialise and trade more to achieve the #SDGs

With a lack of clarity around how the Global Goals for Sustainable Development will be financed, LSE Visiting Fellow Olu Fasan argues that it will be up to African nations to mobilise resources through industrialisation and trade.

This post is part of the Africa at LSE, IGC and South Asia at LSE cross-blog series on the Global Goals for Sustainable […]

October 22nd, 2015|Development, Featured|0 Comments|

How will the #SDGs differ from the MDGs?

As  the excitement around the SDGs summit comes to an end, Oxfam’s Duncan Green and Takumo Yamada look to the future and the challenges that lie ahead in implementing and following through on the ambition of the goals. Among the multiple possible avenues of influence, they ask which will generate the greatest traction, ensuring legacy of the goals is borne out in deeds, not just words.

This post is part of the Africa at LSE, […]

October 21st, 2015|Development, Featured|0 Comments|
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    Universal access to quality education: More and better learning data needed to track #GlobalGoals progress

Universal access to quality education: More and better learning data needed to track #GlobalGoals progress

Monitoring progress on the new Global Goal for access to education will require research to capture data on the most disadvantaged children, particularly those excluded from formal schooling. In today’s blog, Ben Alcott and Pauline Rose argue that better data makes better policy. For educational access, this means gathering more data, over longer time periods, and working to integrate […]

October 8th, 2015|Featured, Society|0 Comments|
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    Gender equality, the MDGs and the SDGs: Achievements, lessons and concerns

Gender equality, the MDGs and the SDGs: Achievements, lessons and concerns

Following the formal announcement of the Sustainable Development Goals, Naila Kabeer reflects on lessons from the Millennium Development Goals through a feminist lens, which she argues were weakened by their very narrow interpretation of women’s empowerment. She writes that much more is needed to dismantle the more resilient structures of inequality, and while the SDGs offer some grounds for […]

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    The #GlobalGoals are more comprehensive, but fall short in targets for #health

The #GlobalGoals are more comprehensive, but fall short in targets for #health

Waiswa Nkwanga argues that despite major changes in the Global Goals for Sustainable Development (SDGs) overall, the targets for health represent more of the same.

This post is part of the Africa at LSE, IGC and South Asia at LSE cross-blog series.

 

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which have dominated the development discourse for the past couple of years, are […]

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    Direct and indirect linkages between Non-Tariff Measures and the SDGs

Direct and indirect linkages between Non-Tariff Measures and the SDGs

This post is part of the IGC, South Asia @ LSE and Africa @ LSE cross-blog series on the Sustainable Development Goals. In this blog, Christian Knebel and Ralf Peters explore the role of trade sustainability in achieving the new SDGs.

 

Many of the most impressive success stories of economic development in recent decades are based on trade-led growth. For least-developed countries (LDCs), growth […]

September 30th, 2015|Development, Featured|0 Comments|

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