Posts tagged with ‘MDGs’

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Sustainable Urban Development – Vision and Delivery

by Tim Newson

A couple of our previous blogs have discussed the recently released UN High Level Panel of Eminent Persons (HLP) report ‘A New Global Partnership: Eradicate Poverty and Transform Economies Through Sustainable Development’. This is part of a process of research and consultation to develop recommendations for a post-2015 framework to replace the Millennium Development Goals. […]

Improving corporate performance and the social responsiveness of corporations

by Guest blogger

This blog post was produced by Scott Schaffer, who is a professor of sociology and a specialist in social ethics. Having worked on problems ranging from the ethics of large-scale social change to cosmopolitanism and multiculturalism and the ethics of development, Scott now brings his fifteen years of expertise to bear on issues of social responsibility, […]

Forging a new global partnership – the Post-2015 development agenda

by Michelle Dupuis

The High Level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda published its report with recommendations last week.  The panel was established by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and co-chaired by Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf and United Kingdom Prime Minister David Cameron. The recently released report is entitled “A New Global Partnership: Eradicate Poverty […]

Reinventing the toilet to help developing nations

by Guest blogger

This blog post was produced by Jason Gerhard, an Associate Professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering and Canada Research Chair in Geoenvironmental Restoration at Western University.  Dr. Gerhard leads research into soil and groundwater remediation, with applications in urban sustainability and sanitation. I have worked for more than 15 years in the remediation of sites contaminated […]

M-powering the Millennium Development Goals and Beyond!

by Fernando Alfaro

Since 2000 the United Nations spearheaded a global partnership with the goal of reducing poverty and setting targets to be achieved by 2015. These targets are the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) which represent a partnership between developed and developing countries.  This partnership is recognized by the contribution that developed countries make through trade, development assistance, […]

Economic growth in development – how much can the private sector do?

by Michelle Dupuis

The House of Commons Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development released a report entitled “Driving Inclusive Economic Growth: The role of the private sector in international development” this month.   The Minister of International Cooperation, Julian Fantino, recently gave a speech about this report at the Economic Club of Canada. The Committee should be […]

P3s in International Development Practice – Some Outcomes for the Sector – Part 1

by Tim Newson

Public-Private Partnerships (P3s) are being increasingly recommended as an effective new approach to fund and manage international development projects and to meet the MDGs. In 1962, Thomas Kuhn wrote a highly influential book (The Structure of Scientific Revolutions) on the philosophy of science.  He described how “routine” science dedicates itself towards puzzle-solving within a current paradigm or […]