From the MDGs to the Post-2015 Agenda: Analysing Changing Development Priorities
The post-2015 agenda will be the single most important force shaping the future of international development. This paper analyses the content of that agenda. It provides both a cross-sectional view and a dynamic analysis of trends. This shows not only the likely post-2015 priorities but also trajectory: an insight into those issues and ideas which are falling down, continuing on, and rising up the international development agenda. The aim of the paper is to give researchers, strategists, policy-makers, advisors and others an overview of shape and direction at the core of international development. This will help them to plan and prioritise more effectively.
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- What the main actors and processes involved in creation of the post-2015 agenda? [Section B]
- How important will the post-2015 agenda be? [Section C]
- What does text analysis suggest about the content of the post-2015 agenda? [Section D]
- How were trends in the development agenda identified? [Section E]
- What are the key trends in the development agenda? [Sections E & F]
- Why have those trends occurred? [Sections E & F]
- Is it too early to try to analyse the post-2015 agenda?
- Aside from the post-2015 process, what other forces and sources will be important in setting the future development agenda?
- What other sources and analysis methods could be used to analyse the current and changing priorities within international development?
- Which is more important, the static analysis of Section D or the dynamic analysis of Section E?
- Are there important terms and issues within development which are not identified by this analysis?
- Imagine you are running a national development NGO in a developing country. How could you use the contents of this paper to help set future priorities?