As we approach the end of the basic period of performance for the Millennium Development Goals, the development community is engaged in an intensive effort to shape a new agenda. The outcome of the current deliberations will have a profound impact on the future of international cooperation to encourage and support sustainable development.
The emerging post-2015 development agenda is far more ambitious than the Millennium Development Goals. It is expected to identify a comprehensive set of universal goals that will apply to all countries, with an emphasis on poverty eradication, inclusion, and sustainability. The breadth of this undertaking presents many questions – regarding content, definition, and measurement of the goals; organization and coordination of international support for achieving the goals; obtaining adequate and appropriate financial resources; and assuring coherence in policies and activities that affect development.
The discussion explored the implications of the evolving new development agenda from a variety of perspectives, including those involving private sector-led sustainable and inclusive economic growth, fragile and conflict-affected societies, and the practice of development cooperation.
- Leland Kruvant, President of Creative Associates International
- Amb. James Michel, Creative Associates Advisory Board Member
- John D. Sullivan, Executive Director, Center for International Private Enterprise
Pauline Baker, President Emeritus of the Fund for Peace
- Larry Garber, Senior Policy Advisor, U.S. Agency for International Development
- J.W. Wright, Senior Director of the Economic Growth Division, Creative Associates