Beyond Aid: The Integration of Sustainable Development in a Coherent International Agenda
On September 25, 2015, world leaders adopted a new post-2015 development agenda, The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The centerpiece of this new agenda is a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) intended to transform the world. Ambassador Michel’s report provides basic information about the new agenda – its content, aspirations, and global partnership approach. The report describes the complex challenges to the agenda’s effective implementation, including the multiplicity of participants, the growing diversity of financing, the need for better knowledge, and the persistence of state fragility. Throughout, the emphasis is on the importance of new thinking and new behavior that will shift the focus of development from aid to a more comprehensive paradigm. It stresses the need for development partnerships that integrate sustainable development in coherent efforts to preserve our planet and enhance the well-being of all its inhabitants. The author concludes the report with suggestions about priorities for implementation of the 2030 Agenda.
The author and three distinguished experts in international development cooperation will share their main takeaways from the report and their thoughts on how policy coherence for sustainable development can help to achieve the ambitious global goals of the 2030 Agenda.
CSIS Senior Adviser
Senior Advisor, Office of the Secretary-General, Policy Coherence for Sustainable Development,Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
Senior Fellow and Deputy Director for the Global Economy and Development Program,The Brookings Institution
Retired Senior Official with the Peace Corps, the United States Agency for International Development, and the World Bank
Daniel F. Runde
William A Schreyer Chair in Global Analysis,Director, Project on U.S. Leadership in Development, CSIS
This event is made possible by general support to the Project on Prosperity and Development.