Global Development Goals: If at All, Why, When and How?

Now that the dust has just begun to settle after the self- and mutual congratulations of last week’s launch of the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) era, it is time to ask: what now? In a paper we release today (click here to download a pdf version) Ingrid Harvold Kvangraven and I raise some basic conceptual questions … More Global Development Goals: If at All, Why, When and How?

The Abolition of India’s Planning Commission

On April 27th, 2015, I participated in a very interesting panel discussion at the University of Toronto on the abolition of India’s once important Planning Commission by the Government of India and its replacement by a new institution called the Niti Aayog — an act that some have welcomed as necessary in order to establish a new policy … More The Abolition of India’s Planning Commission

Global Goals: For What?

[with Ingrid Kvangraven (ingridhk@gmail.com); The New School for Social Research, New York: published in a slightly different version today on the FT online] Should we really have new global development goals? The push for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) — meant to guide the process of global development from 2015 to 2030 and expected to be adopted … More Global Goals: For What?