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Fighting Corruption One Goal at a Time

book_alt2 icon Report The new global development agenda pledges to curb corruption and illicit financial flows. The United States can help make sure this commitment becomes more than just words.

Kenya Obama election celebration

President Obama’s Africa Record: The Hard Road to a Genuine Partnership

On the cusp of his trip to Africa, how does President Obama’s record on the continent stand up?

A Nepalese girl gets ready for school.

Fragile Progress

book_alt2 icon Report The risk that impoverished populations in fragile and conflict-affected states will be left behind by the United Nations' ambitious development agenda is increasing as member states negotiate the post-2015 development agenda, also known as the Sustainable Development Goals.

Delivering Development After 2015

article icon Issue Brief The conversation on the post-2015 development agenda is shifting from defining goals to financing and implementation, providing both opportunities and challenges as financing negotiations culminate in July 2015.

What the Millennium Development Goals Have Accomplished

With just 500 days left before the Millennium Development Goals expire, it is important to acknowledge all that they have spurred the world to achieve.

Leaders of the BRICS countries meet in Russia

What to Watch at the BRICS Summit in Brazil

The meeting of Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa this week highlights the potentially positive role the group could play in revitalizing the global system of partnerships and alliances to tackle the challenges of the 21st century.

Applying Universal Goals to the United States

book_alt2 icon Report One of the most innovative elements of the emerging post-2015 global development agenda is a focus on universality. What would that mean in the United States?

Is Local Spending Better?

book_alt2 icon Report By better defining the rationale behind procurement reform, increasing transparency, and using current mechanisms to expand its partner base, USAID can greatly increase its partnerships with local institutions while also building support for this critical reform within the U.S. development community.

'Smart power', where development and defence meet

The Department of State, Department of Defense, and USAID need greater co-operation to tackle conflict and poverty in the world.

Tackling Tax Havens

Wholesale tax evasion, particularly in the developing world, can have devastating effects.

Rwanda massacre

Atrocities Prevention Board

book_alt2 icon Report With the Atrocities Prevention Board having just completed its first anniversary, it's time to take a look at its accomplishments, challenges, and potential for growth.

The World in 2030

John Norris writes about why the U.N. goal to end extreme poverty by 2030 might be achievable.

John Podesta on the U.N. Post-2015 Development Agenda

play_alt icon Video In this video, Center for American Progress Chair John Podesta, who served on the U.N. High-Level Panel, discusses the panel's recommendations to eradicate poverty and transform world economies through sustainable development.

First chapter for ending extreme poverty

It is critical that all nations strive to meet the goal of eradicating extreme poverty by 2030.

Twitter Town Hall on the Post-2015 Development Agenda

CAP Chair John Podesta held a Twitter town hall to take questions on the High-Level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda on April 8, 2013.