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Why Doing Business indicators should not be included in the Post-2015 Framework

Tiago Stichelmans

17 Dec 2014 10:15:41

The Donor Committee for Enterprise Development (DCED) – a group of donors, multilateral institutions and foundations [1] – recently made the case for the inclusion of a Business Environment Indicator for the Post-MDG Framework. This indicator would be part of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that are set to replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in 2015. Eurodad has several concerns about this proposal, most notably regarding the creation of a composite indicator based on the World Bank Doing Business report. We strongly believe that any indicator hoping to contribute to development should avoid a donor-driven cookie cutter approach.  In the proposal, the DECD suggests four options for indicators that could assess progress towards achieving a successful ...

The UNDCF needs to meet ambition with resources

Jeroen Kwakkenbos

26 Jun 2014 16:19:17

The forthcoming meeting of the United Nations Development Cooperation Forum (UNDCF) represents an opportunity for the UN to advance work on ensuring effective development cooperation. For the UNDCF to play a relevant role in the future of development finance member states will have to agree on how to increase its resources and mandate. The two day event features an ambitious programme and several side events structured around “bringing the future of development cooperation to post-2015.” It will address issues related to the role of ODA and ensuring quality of development effectiveness to discussing a renewed partnership for development.  This meeting occurs at a critical moment where the post 2015 development goals and discussions around Financing for Development (FfD) will need to ...