Leave no one behind

September 2015 to September 2018

The commitment to ‘leave no one behind’ has been a key feature of all the discussions on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and is now hardwired into the agreement. The idea that ‘no goal should be met unless it is met for everyone’ is well established in the rhetoric around the new goals. There is now also a political consensus emerging that leaving no one behind is one of the key elements of the Deliver2030 agenda.

In theory of course, this means ensuring that every individual achieves the full package of rights and opportunities the SDGs promise.

However, what this means in practice is still not clear.

This project, focusing on the first 1000 days of the SDGs – that is to September 2018 - will identify those at risk of being left behind by global development and explore pathways to prioritise their progress.
 

Outputs

Defining ‘leave no one behind’

Briefing papers | October 2017 | Elizabeth Stuart and Emma Samman
This briefing note aims to help build greater understanding of what the ‘leave no one behind’ agenda entails.
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An integrated approach to leaving no one behind: overview and methodology

Research reports and studies | December 2016 | Tanvi Bhatkal, Catherine Blampied, Soumya Chattopadhyay, Maria Ana Jalles D’Orey, Romilly Greenhill, Tom Hart, Tim Kelsall, Cathal Long, Shakira Mustapha, Emma Samman, Moizza Binat Sarwar, Catherine Simonet, Elizabeth Stuart, Olivia Tulloch and Joseph Wales
This report outlines the rationale and methodology for the pilot stocktakes, summarises the key findings, and reflects on how the methodology could be updated in the future.
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Leaving no one behind in the health sector: an SDG stocktake in Kenya and Nepal

Research reports and studies | December 2016 | Catherine Blampied, Romilly Greenhill, Maria Ana Jalles D’Orey, Tanvi Bhatkal, Soumya Chattopadhyay, Moizza Binat Sarwar, Elizabeth Stuart, Tim Kelsall, Olivia Tulloch, Joseph Wales, Tom Hart, Cathal Long and Shakira Mustapha (Overseas Development Institute), Alasdair Fraser and Abraham Rugo Muriu (independent researchers in Kenya), Shiva Raj Adhikari and Archana Amatya (Tibhuvan University, Nepal) and Arjun Thapa (Pokhara University, Nepal)
This report provides an early stocktake of progress on the ‘leave no one behind’ agenda in Kenya and Nepal’s health sectors.
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Leaving no one behind in the roads sector: an SDG stocktake in Kenya

Research reports and studies | December 2016 | Tanvi Bhatkal, Catherine Blampied, Soumya Chattopadhyaya, Maria Ana Jalles D’Orey, Romilly Greenhill, Tom Hart, Tim Kelsall, Cathal Long, Shakira Mustapha, Emma Samman, Moizza Binat Sarwar, Catherine Simonet, Elizabeth Stuart, Olivia Tulloch and Joseph Wales
This report provides an early stocktake of progress on the leave no one behind agenda in Kenya’s roads sector.
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Leaving no one behind

Public event | 8 February 2016 10:00 - 12:00 GMT+00
Lilianne Ploumen, Dutch Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, leads this #GlobalChallenges debate.
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Leave no one behind: the real bottom billion

Briefing papers | September 2015 | Tanvi Bhatkal, Emma Samman and Elizabeth Stuart
The Millennium Development Goals reduced poverty, though the gains have been close to zero for the poorest. This paper explores who has been left behind, and why.
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Leaving no one behind: how the SDGs can bring about real change

Briefing papers | March 2015 | Claire Melamed
The commitment to ‘leave no one behind’ has been a key feature of all the discussions on the post-2015 agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This briefing looks at how the idea of leaving no one behind can be integrated into the SDGs.
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