Funding, Monitoring Of SDGs Need Equal Attention To Wording Of Goals

The Guardian: Sustainable development won’t happen without the means to implement it
Jonathan Glennie, director of policy and research at Save the Children

“…If poor countries have to come to the U.N. every year and report on progress on education, health, and so on, then their richer counterparts should follow suit. They should come and report on how they have implemented their financing promises — from aid to tax evasion, climate finance to unfair debts and private sector regulation — because one without the other will no longer wash. Instead of spending all their precious time fine-tuning the precise wording of the various documents to be presented to the world this year, negotiators — and those in civil society who seek to influence them — need to spend just as much time working on how they will be monitored. … The world doesn’t need another round of unkept financial promises…” (4/13)