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 behindThe 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 eraThe launch of the SDGs 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 Susan Nicolai Senior Research Fellow – Head of Programme (acting) Elizabeth Stuart Head of Programme (leave of absence) Soumya Chattopadhyay Senior Research Fellow Abigail Hunt Research Fellow Maria Quattri Research Fellow Amina Khan Senior Research Officer Moizza Binat Sarwar Senior Research Officer Emma Samman Research Associate Latest publications'Leave no one behind' index 2019 Leave no one behind: married girls in Jordan Achieving the SDGs and ‘leaving no one behind': maximising synergies and mitigating trade-offs How donors can deliver on the ‘leave no one behind’ commitment Is the World Bank leaving no one behind? Leave no adolescent behind: the gender- and age-specific vulnerabilities of adolescent refugees and IDPs Achieving social protection for all adolescents: how can a gender norms lens support more effective programming? Leave no one behind: shining a spotlight on adolescent Congolese refugees in Rwanda Leave no one behind: an agenda for action to enhance the full capabilities of adolescents with disabilities in Ethiopia Building livelihood and community resilience: lessons from Somalia and Zimbabwe BlogsNicola JonesGetting girls’ voices heard on the global stage: progress since the 1995 Beijing Platform for Action Abigail HuntOlder women are left behind – Penny Mordaunt is well placed to change this Andrew ShepherdNew World Bank projections mask reality of ‘poverty mobility’ Marcus ManuelAt UNGA, three global leaders call for aid to be better targeted towards the poorest Emma SammanThree ways governments can ensure people in crisis aren’t left behind by SDG progress Nicola JonesHow 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 StuartEmbrace 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 BlampiedHow has maternal and child health care improved so rapidly in Ghana’s Upper East Region?