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Post-2015 Consensus - An Overview 

The Post-2015 Consensus brought together renowned experts from the United Nations (UN), non-governmental (NGO) and private sectors with 60 teams of economists to produce 100+ research papers to establish the most effective targets for the post-2015 development agenda within 22 core issue areas.

An Expert Panel including two Nobel Laureates has reviewed this research and identified 19 targets that represent the best value-for-money in development over the period 2016 to 2030. Reaching these global targets by 2030 will do more than $15 of good for every aid dollar spent. 

There was much awareness building work to be done in order to ensure the UN decided on a ambitious albeit concise list of targets for the world. That is why the Post-2015 Consensus has launched a series of country-specific seminars in Bangladesh, Brazil, Colombia, Germany, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Mexico, Nigeria and South Africa. Each seminar brought together international economists, local sector experts and top local journalists, to delve deeper into the potential benefits which the post-2015 development agenda could bring to the specific country.

In addition to these country-specific seminars, the Post-2015 Consensus briefed aid agencies and policy advisers around the world in key locations such as Australia, Canada, the European Union, France, Germany, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States.

However, we knew building awareness among experts, aid agencies and key stake holders was not enough. The Post-2015 Consensus also engaged some of the people that would be affected the most by the potential post-2015 development goals – young people in developing countries. The project held Post-2015 Youth Forums in 21 countries around the world such as Ecuador, Ghana, India, Kenya, Mexico, Nigeria, Peru, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.

For more information visit post2015consensus.com

Click here for PDF versions of the expert panel’s recommendations and high resolution images for press and here for Spanish versions.