The United Nations recently issued a report on what the sequel to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) should be. The report, titled "A New Global Partnership: Eradicate Poverty and Transform Economies through Sustainable Development", articulates five fundamental transformations that, if implemented, would imply a sharp change from business as usual in every country and internationally.
Importantly, in order to monitor progress, the report calls for a "data revolution," arguing that data has enormous power if it is open and accessible, and that data in a far more disaggregated form is necessary to ensure that no marginalized or excluded group gets left behind.
In addition, The World Bank Group"s strategic goals of ending extreme poverty and promoting shared prosperity are fueling a debate on how to translate those goals into country specific targets, how to achieve them, and how to determine if a country is on track to attaining the goals.
While, many discussions around the globe are focused on the "What" , less attention has so far focused on the "How."
Join us to discuss:
- How can we fully leverage data and evidence to deliver better results Post-2015?
- How can the World Bank, UN, and multilateral development banks best support the call for a "data revolution"?
- How can implementation lessons from the MDGs improve delivery on Post-2015 goals?.
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The live webcast of the event will be available here on October 10 at 11:15 am - 12:30 pm EST.