People working on security and fragile states need to widen their focus and find ways to empower women, undermine patriarchal attitudes and strengthen the penalties for violence against women and girls.
The central goal of the 2015 summits is to chart a course towards the eradication of extreme poverty, more equitable globalisation, and climate stability. Right now, we're a long way from achieving this.
The results of this critical year for international development matter to all of us, not just the politicians and bureaucrats. Public mobilisation will be essential - but at the end of this year, how will campaigners know if their efforts have been successful?
After 15 years of unprecedented progress towards ending poverty, stagnation in rich countries is threatening economic growth in the developing world. Poor countries need innovative strategies to continue integrating into the global economy.
If traditional donors don’t reach a level of mutual understanding with China – the world's largest economy and an increasingly important actor in international development – they risk seriously undermining each other’s policy effectiveness.
'Too much of the debate around the post-2015 development agenda is still focused on the ‘what’ and ‘how much will it cost’. But this is a critical opportunity to shift global attention to the ‘how’ of development practice and progress.'