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July 18, 2017

The Sustainable Development Goals Report 2017

Cover image from 2017 report

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Overview

The Sustainable Development Goals Report 2017 reviews progress made towards the 17 Goals in the second year of implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The report is based on the latest available data. It highlights both gains and challenges as the international community moves towards full realization of the ambitions and principles espoused in the 2030 Agenda.

While considerable progress has been made over the past decade across all areas of development, the pace of progress observed in previous years is insufficient to fully meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and targets by 2030. Time is therefore of the essence. Moreover, as the following pages show, progress has not always been equitable. Advancements have been […]

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July 13, 2017

Innovation and scalable solutions to meet the SDGs

Gertrude Damiano from Malawi tests one of her solar lights.

What drives innovation, beyond the good idea that begins it? What are the obstacles keeping nonprofits from moving from experimentation to application of scalable ideas? What lessons can we learn from Silicon Valley? And how might artificial intelligence affect our strategies for meeting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)?

This article originally appeared on Degrees. Reposted with permission.

What drives innovation, beyond the good idea that begins it? What are the obstacles keeping nonprofits from moving from experimentation to application of scalable ideas? What lessons can we learn from Silicon Valley? And how might artificial intelligence affect our strategies for meeting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)?

Ann Mei Chang — a former Google engineer with more than 20 years of experience in Silicon […]

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July 13, 2017

Hygiene Matters in the Sustainable Development Goals

Woman washing her hands

This article originally appeared on The Global Handwashing Partnership’s website. Reposted with permission.

The Global Handwashing Partnership is following the High-Level Political Forum on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which convenes in New York this week. The forum’s theme, Eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in a changing world, reminds us that handwashing is key not only to good health, but for prosperity, education, and opportunity.

At the Forum, countries are presenting reports of their progress towards achieving the SDGs. The reports, available here, describe political, financial, and programmatic efforts to make the 2030 agenda a reality. Hygiene has an important role to play in these efforts. Here are a few ways that handwashing, […]

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July 10, 2017

Opinion: High returns await those investing in population health

Women and children in queue

This article originally appeared on Devex.

If we are to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030, governments and businesses will need to develop long-term strategies that take the goals seriously as time-bound, quantitative objectives that will yield positive socio-economic returns.

On the basis of available needs assessments, the Sustainable Development Solutions Network estimated that low- and lower-middle-income countries may need to increase public and private expenditure by an accumulated $1-1.5 trillion in the next 15 years with health and health care.

These estimates underscore the need to look for new business and financing models in order to deliver on the ambition of the SDGs, particularly when it comes to ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being for all at all […]

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