Post-2015 Data Test: country level experiences

As the 2015 target date of the MDGs approaches, deliberations and negotiations are intensifying on what the successor framework should be. Broad consensus exists that the post-2015 framework should include goals, targets and indicators, like the MDGs. But the architecture for the post-2015 agenda looks set to differ from the MDGs in some significant ways. The framework will likely be universal, applying to all countries, not just developing ones. It appears likely that countries will have greater space to determine their own post-2015 targets, and the corresponding indicators by which they measure progress. To support this post-2015 framework, a "data revolution" has been called for. The revolution, it is hoped, will enhance the quality, diversity and accessibility of information available to monitor economic, social and environmental performance at the national and global levels.More

New blog series: Southern voices on the Post-2015 Development Agenda

The Southern Voice initiative has launched a collaborative blog series on the, facilitated by the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), London. The series will host weekly blogs addressing the post-2015 debate from southern perspectives, drawing on contributions from the Southern Voice network and interested commentators beyond it. The launching blog piece is provided by Andrea Ordóñez for the Southern Voice Initiative and Gina Bergh on behalf of on 1 April 2014. Go to

Research Grant- Phase Two

This will entail leveraging the existing research and analysis directly relating to the MDG problematique as well as outputs having indirect implications for the on-going debates on the post-MDG. In this connection, Southern Voice seeks to support a process of reinterpretation of relevant existing outputs of the network members so as to produce academic articles and policy papers as contributions to the post-MDG discourse. More

Research Grant- Phase One

The main objective of this activity of the Southern Voice was to address the existing knowledge asymmetry in the global development thinking by way of infusing fresh perspectives and insights originating from Southern Think Tanks. The testament of the outcome of this process was published as edited volume of high quality research papers to by reputed publisher. More


Seoul Post-2015 Conference

Debapriya Bhattacharya underscores implementation challenges of post-2015 Int’l Development Framework

CPD Distinguished Fellow Dr Debapriya Bhattacharya, also Chair of Southern Voice on Post-MDG International Development Goals, made a presentation on “Post-2015 International Development Framework: Challenges of Implementation” at the Seoul Post-2015 Conference: Implementation and Implications. The conference was jointly organised by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Government of the Republic of Korea…

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Dr Debapriya speaks at high level meetings during UNGA session

On 22 September 2013 in New York Dr Debapriya Bhattacharya, Chair, Southern Voice on Post-MDGs and Distinguished Fellow, Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) provided closing remarks along with Hon’ble Amina Mohammed, Special Adviser to the UN Secretary General on Post-2015 (UN) and Hungarian Ambassador HE Csaba Kőrösi, Co-Chair of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development…

Southern Voice Overseas Events

(left) Dr Debapriya Bhattacharya, Chair, Southern Voice on Post-MDGs and Distinguished Fellow, CPD; H E Mr Jaime Miranda, Foreign Minister of El Salvador; Ms Tomoko Nishimoto, Director on South-South Cooperation, UNEP; Professor Mustafizur Rahman, Executive Director, CPD. Photo: Andrea Ordóñez

CPD debates South-South Cooperation at GPEDC Mexico Ministerial on Global Development Cooperation

  The Southern Voice on Post-MDG International Development Goals in association with the Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD), Dhaka and National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER), Delhi held a Focus Session titled ““Locating South-South Cooperation in Emerging Development Cooperation Architecture” on 15 April 2014 at the first High-Level Meeting (HLM) of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation (GPEDC) in Mexico.


Deconstructing South-South Cooperation: A South Asian Perspective

Dialogue on DECONSTRUCTING SOUTH-SOUTH COOPERATION A SOUTH ASIAN PERSPECTIVE Amaltas Hall, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi 28 March 2014 initiated by Southern Voice Initiative  organised by National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER), New Delhi in association with Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD), Dhaka  


Bali WTO Ministerial side event

Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) organised a dialogue on “Integrating Trade Issues in Post-2015 International Development Framework: Ongoing Debates and Potential Opportunities,” on the side lines of the Ninth WTO Ministerial Conference (WTO MC9) on Thursday, 5 December 2013. The dialogue was organised as part of the Bali Trade and Development Symposium (TDS). Chaired by…