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  1. Karori Singh
    Karori Singh September 25, 2015 at 6:09 pm

    It is an excellent realistic projection albeit disappointing, Chris. The aggregated picture of the projected achievements and performance by 2030 is not encouraging but disaggregated description suggests that the mutual learning and contextual understanding will likely to improve the performance and achievements of SDGs.

    The developed world has its own limitations to push for the SDGs but the countries like China and India or more precisely BRICS may give a big push in achieving SDGs by 2030. They are preparing themselves for such a push. The establishment of AIIB and a BRICS Development Bank are the right steps. Obviously, the global community and regional dispensations will show their sincere commitment towards the realisation of SDGs by 2030.

    The problem however will be with national governments which are practically held hostage by nexus in the developing countries. Both the ruling and counter elite in these countries therefore are very enthusiastic to hail and immediately endorse any meaningful proposal like the SDGs and proclaim to realise these goals but they very intelligently sabotage their achievement at the operational level due to their vested interest. The elite behaviour in these countries thus will determine the performance of the SDGs.

    The findings of the Ground Level Panel as five take aways are very important in this regard as advised by Anusha. However, the organisations which proclaim to be the voice of the voiceless and vulnerable sections of the society must also be under scanner for their vested interest and motives otherwise the realisation of the SDGs by 2030 will again remain an aspiration instead of reality.

  2. Anusha
    Anusha September 24, 2015 at 10:27 pm

    A Ground-Level Panel of #marginalised and #excluded groups in #India noted the gaps in the #SDGs and noted that business as usual approach would not bring any change in their situation. They demanded deliberate attempt to ensure #accountability #participation of communities #governmentapathy if anything were to change. More details here.

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