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Shaking Accountability in Mexico

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Three weeks have passed since 19th September and in the aftermath of the earthquakes Mexico’s ‘accountability ecosystem’[1] appears to be thriving.  With the upcoming presidential, and lower and upper chamber, elections in 2018, the political elites are facing a growing tide of fed-up citizens taking action for real change. My work, and that of many […]

Monitoring the Sustainable Development Goals from the community-level

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This blog was originally posted on the British Academy website on 7th August 2017. The theme of the 2017 High Level Political Forum (HLPF) is “Eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in a changing world“. We were pleased to be able to attend thanks to the support of the British Academy, since finding more inclusive ways […]

Can the High-Level Political Forum Agenda 2030 Reviews Genuinely Reflect Needs and Priorities of the Poorest and most Marginalized?

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This blog was originally posted on the Together2030 blogsite on 6th July 2017. Authors: Jo Howard and Erika Lopez Franco Ground Level Panel members being facilitated through a discussion on the sustainable development goals. Source: Creative Commons   As we approach the High-Level Political Forum, which this year is focusing on “Eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity […]

When World Cup football imitates the MDGs

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The World Cup game between Brazil and Germany was quite similar to the Millennium Development Goals in several ways. In 2001, the MDGs came into effect.  Like yesterday’s game, they were eight goals. Last night, it was Germany, a developed country playing against Brazil, an emerging economy. Similarly, the MDGs represented a contract between the developed countries […]