Critical thinking, integrated analysis and awareness raising on Sustainable Development Goals and a post-2015 development agenda
  • photo shows street hawkers in Hanoi, Vietnam

    Business has a key role in sustainable development (and the SDGs), but let's not forget how much of that business is in the informal sector.

  • Photo shows school girls waiting for an exam

    The indicators we use to measure progress on the Sustainable Development Goals are crucial as they reflect our priorities and values, argues Zeenat Niazi from IRF partner Development Alternatives

  • image shows Climate March in Berlin, ahead of COP21

    The UNFCCC climate summit in Paris will be an important test for the international community’s commitment to the global partnership.

  • Photo shows an ecosan toilet block at a school in Tamil Nadu, India

    If we are to truly fulfill the Sustainable Development Goals' (SDGs) vision of universal sanitation access, then governments, businesses and civil society need to recognize the value of sanitation outside the household – not only in fulfilling rights but also in boosting labour force participation, economic productivity and health and well-being. 

  • photo shows pylons in Mumbai

    Ahead of the UNFCCC climate talks in Paris, India has submitted its plans for emissions reductions. Harshita Bisht from Development Alternatives reflects on what is in the plan.


The zero draft of the UN summit outcomes on the Sustainable Development Goals does credit to global discussions to date, but Kitty van der Heijden and Mathilde Bouyé from WRI find there is still scope for improvement.