Post-2015 Development Goals Must Be Realistic, Have Clear Rationale

The Guardian: Eight months until new development goals are agreed. Then what?
Charles Kenny, senior fellow at the Center for Global Development and a Schwartz fellow at the New America Foundation

“…The politics of writing the [Sustainable Development Goals] appears to have ensured the politics of using them has been relegated to a distant afterthought. And unless the U.N. secretary general and the world’s governments agree on what the goals are actually designed to accomplish, the hope that they’ll make a difference is misguided. … To put it in development jargon, what the Sustainable Development Goals lack is a theory of change…” (1/9).

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