Our research and policy engagment challenges the SDGs to ‘leave no one behind’ by 2030 – and to reach those who are furthest behind first. Informal is the new normal: Improving the lives of workers at risk of being left behind The adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals has given a new urgency to efforts to confront deficits in employment. We take up the call to improve the working conditions of informal workers who face being left behind. Read More 10 things to know about 'leave no one behind' The rallying cry of the Sustainable Development Goals is to ‘leave no one behind’ by 2030 – and to reach those who are furthest behind first. Here are 10 things to know about realising that vision. Africa's opportunity Investing in Africa's 'youth bulge' could yield major benefits. Read the report What does 'leave no one behind' mean? New briefing suggests approaches for implementing this central commitment to the SDGs. Read the briefing The new Sustainable Development Goals era 2016 marks the start of a new framework to eradicate extreme poverty, reduce inequality and expand opportunity by 2030. ODI's latest work on the SDGs Our experts Elizabeth Stuart Head of Programme - Growth, Poverty and Inequality Soumya Chattopadhyay Senior Research Fellow Paula Lucci Senior Research Fellow Susan Nicolai Senior Research Fellow Abigail Hunt Research Fellow Fortunate Machingura Research Fellow Maria Quattri Research Fellow Amina Khan Senior Research Officer Moizza Binat Sarwar Senior Research Officer Emma Samman Research Associate Latest publications Adolescents with disabilities: enhancing resilience and delivering inclusive development ‘Leaving no one behind’ through enabling climate-resilient economic development in dryland regions 'Leave no one behind' index 2018 Nepal’s cash allowances for children with disabilities What do analyses of Voluntary National Reviews for Sustainable Development Goals tell us about ‘leave no one behind’? Contextualising the SDGs to leave no one behind in health: a case study from Zimbabwe Leaving no one behind in the health and education sectors: an SDG stocktake in Ghana Opportunities for Commonwealth development: creating jobs, sharing prosperity and increasing resilience Leaving no one behind in access to vision: catalysing funding for primary eyecare Informal is the new normal: improving the lives of workers at risk of being left behind Expert comment Nicola Jones How next week’s Global Disability Summit can deliver for adolescents Fiona Samuels, Martin Evans, Nicola Jones... Disability Summit 2018: how to ensure people with disabilities are not left behind Elizabeth Stuart Embrace failure, measure progress better: priorities for this year's High-level Political Forum on the SDGs David Watson, Rebecca Nadin, Iain Steel... Reviewing DFID's new single departmental plan Catherine Blampied How has maternal and child health care improved so rapidly in Ghana’s Upper East Region? Elizabeth Stuart Leaving no one behind in the labour market: looking again at informality Catherine Blampied Education in Ghana: fuelling the commitment to leave no one behind Elizabeth Stuart Ending poverty to leave no one behind: three new research papers from ODI Soumya Chattopadhyay Sustainable Development Goals: two years in, we need the right incentives Elizabeth Stuart Monitoring momentum on 'leave no one behind'