Post-2015 High-Level Panel

November 2012

There is already an active debate on what might follow the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), when they expire in 2015. ODI is right at the heart of it, with our research and policy advice linking directly to governments, NGOs and UN agencies.

The only official process on shaping the goals and debate at this moment is the High-Level Panel on Post-2015. After more than a year of meetings, consultations and 100s of reports, this panel has released their report to the UN Secretary GeneralA new global partnership: Eradicate poverty and transform economies through sustainable development.

Throughout the process researchers all across ODI have been feeding evidence into the post-2015 global debate, sharing their views on what targets are central to ensuring and just and sustainable future for all. We also track of what the key players are thinking, writing and saying through our facilitation of the website and the @post2015 Twitter account.

Growth, Poverty and Inequality

Consulting the evidence: how conflict and violence can best be included in the post-2015 development agenda

Publication - July 2013
The inclusion of a peace and justice goal in the High-Level Panel’s post-2015 report is a welcome acknowledgement of the negative impact of insecurity and injustice on development progress. However, in developing this goal and its targets and indicators further, it is important to consult the evidence on what we know about the relationships between insecurity, peace, and development.

After the post-2015 HLP report: responses from around the world

Event - 6 June 2013 14:30 - 16:15 (GMT+01 (BST))

The High-Level Panel, appointed by the UN Secretary General to advise him on the post-2015 agenda, reports on 30th May. Will the report live up to the hype? Will its recommendations meet the aspirations of the many groups and individuals who have contributed to the debate around post-2015, and will it chart a politically effective way forward for governments? This event provides a global audience with a chance to discuss the report with each other and with two key panel members.

How should inequality feature in a post-2015 agreement?

Event - 18 April 2013 12:30 - 14:00 (GMT+01 (BST))

Should our concern be with inequality, per se, or rather the situation of the most deprived? Which inequalities are most pressing? Do we need a goal on inequality, or should it be incorporated as a ‘cross cutting’ issue? Which individuals or groups should we be most concerned about? In the light of the HLP’s forthcoming report, we invite our panellists to reflect upon its recommendations and give their own insights on the questions above.

Business and a post-2015 sustainable development agenda: where next?

Event - 17 April 2013 18:00 - 19:30 (GMT+01 (BST))

As we approach 2015, the target date for the internationally-agreed Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), discussions on what will replace them are gaining momentum. While there have been a number of conversations about the role of the private sector in a new framework, there have been few specific suggestions on how businesses could become involved in a new set of goals. This event, co-organised by Business Fights Poverty, Stakeholder Forum and ODI aims to shift the focus of the conversation towards a more practical discussion of proposals.

Tracking proposals on future development goals

8 January 2013 - Gina Bergh
'Just when we thought they had reached top speed, debates on the post-2015 development agenda continue to intensify. At the Overseas Development Institute we’re looking to track the emerging proposals, and have come up with a table to do just that.'

The post-2015 sustainable development agenda: perspectives from business and civil society

Event - 30 October 2012 18:00 - 19:30 (GMT+00)

At the end of this month the UN’s High-Level Panel on the post-MDG agenda begins a three day meeting in London, hosted by the three co-chairs, UK Prime Minster David Cameron, President Johnson-Sirleaf of Liberia and President Yudhoyono of Indonesia.  On the eve of that meeting OxfamBusiness Fights Poverty (BFP) and ODI are bringing together three of the key constituencies that inform this debate - business, NGOs and academia - to discuss what they would like the High-Level Panel to recommend.   

Post-2015: the road ahead

Publication - October 2012
This paper looks first at progress on the current Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to draw some lessons on how a new agreement should aim to finish the job started in 2000.

And they’re off…

25 September 2012 - Claire Melamed
'The panel’s job is to prioritise between the 101 good ideas that are out there, and to tell a story explaining the decisions they have made which is convincing enough to persuade others that it’s the right way to go. One way to do that might be to go back to thinking about what a new agreement might be for.'