The International Water Management Institute (IWMI) is a non-profit, scientific research organization focusing on the sustainable use of water and land resources in developing countries. It is one of 16 such CGIAR centers across the globe, and is headquartered in Colombo, Sri Lanka, with regional offices across Asia and Africa. IWMI works in partnership with governments, civil society and the private sector to develop scalable agricultural water management solutions that have a tangible impact on poverty reduction, food security and ecosystem health.
This publication by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), is a first and preliminary guide on how to “get started” with implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It aims to help stakeholders, including governments at all levels (national, regional, and local), to understand the SDG Agenda, to start an inclusive dialogue on SDG implementation, and to prepare SDG-based national development strategies (or align existing plans and strategies with the goals).
This paper present the results of a consultative and participatory exercise that addresses the need to articulate and better align the research interests and priorities of academics and practitioners working on international development in a post-2015 international development framework. The exercise was organized around a two-stage consultation and short listing process. A four-month open consultation was conducted, offering development stakeholders and individuals the opportunity to submit their questions.
This Agenda is a plan of action for people, planet and prosperity. It also seeks to strengthen universal peace in larger freedom. We recognize that eradicating poverty in all its forms and dimensions, including extreme poverty, is the greatest global challenge and an indispensable requirement for sustainable development.
Monitoring Water and Sanitation in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development – An executive briefing
Water and sanitation, as absolute necessities for people, planet and prosperity, are at the very core of sustainable development. In embarking upon the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development with a dedicated goal on water and sanitation, credible data is needed to underpin sector advocacy, stimulate political commitment, inform decision making and trigger well-placed investment towards optimum health, environment and economic gains.
Nutrition needs to figure prominently in the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals. This brief describes the multidirectional linkages between nutrition and the SDGs, argues for much more attention to nutrition among the goals, and encourages dialogue on how to apply best practices at scale to resolve the world's nutrition challenges as quickly as possible.
The new CESR policy brief, The Measure of Progress, explores how human rights should inform the selection of SDG indicators. The briefing draws on CESR’s rich experience of monitoring human rights, including in development contexts, as well as on other work in the field of human rights indicators.
This is one of several UNU-IAS projects focusing on sustainable development governance. The 3-year project Sustainability Transformation beyond 2015 aims to contribute to international discussions towards the establishment of the sustainable development goals (SDGs) in the short term, and to propose policies and frameworks for a long-term transformation in human behaviour towards a sustainable society.