From Global Goals to climate finance and the data revolution, we look back at some of our most popular features of the year.
This has been a big year in the international development sector, with the Sustainable Development Goals (Global Goals) and international climate talks dominating much of the discussion. Covering topics from gender equality, to health and climate change, our most viewed news stories and blog posts of the year reflect these big debates.
Band Aid 30’s ‘Do they know it’s Christmas?’ voted the year’s most harmful fundraising video.
Convincing people to give up their cash to help people they’ve never met, in a faraway place, can be a hard task and it’s easy to slip into lazy stereotypes that pull at the heart strings. But are these simplistic narratives causing more harm than good?
As Costa Rica based co-operative Sulá Batsú turns ten years old, General Director Kemly Camacho shares her thoughts on knowledge management and why she thinks computer engineering is a social science.
Sulá Batsú, co-founded by Kemly Camacho in 2005, works to strengthen Central American social enterprises, community networks and social movements.
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Earlier this year, the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW59), which marked 20 years since the 1995 Beijing Fourth World Conference on Women, also drew attention to the progresses made in engaging men and boys – a critical element in advancing gender equality. In particular the event highlighted the need for a greater evidence base on this area.
The Royal Statistical Society’s call to champion a data revolution has been backed by 45 signatories. Published on World Statistics Day, on the 20th October 2015, the statement asks for wider recognition of the importance of data for policy making and for accountability in all countries of the world.
The Sustainable Development Goals must not neglect a quarter of the world’s population, argues Nicole Votruba, Co-ordinator of the FundaMentalSDG initiative..
As the official adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) draws closer, Eldis has published another analysis of the Goals. This time Nicole Votruba, Co-ordinator of the FundaMentalSDG initiative, explains why the post-2015 development agenda must include mental health.
Many of the poorest and most marginalised groups have not benefitted enough from progress on the Millennium Development Goals. In a new blog post, Tanvi Bhatkal explains why a shift in attitude and policy is needed.
The latest in our Sustainable Development Goal blog series comes from Tanvi Bhatkal, a Research Officer at the Overseas Development Institute’s (ODI) Growth Poverty and Inequality programme.