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WRI and partners envision a new global development agenda that embraces the following core principles:

  • Poverty focus—eradicating multi-dimensional poverty should be the overriding objective of the post-2015 agenda;

  • Integrated approach to sustainability and equity—there should be balanced attention to the social, economic and environmental dimensions of sustainable development within and across the goals, with equity as a key cross-cutting concern;

  • Universality—the agenda should be applicable to all countries, and reflect diverse development contexts, pathways and capacities.

  • Action oriented—global goals and targets should have clear links to changes in policy, investment, aid and other means of implementation.

WRI advances these principles by convening key stakeholders and decision makers in the post-2015 process and by providing practical, evidence-based analysis and guidance on the key elements of a post-2015 development agenda. We do this in part as a member of the Independent Research Forum on a Post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda (IRF2015), a collaboration of eleven leading sustainable development research institutes from across the globe.

See also the IRF website and the related publication, Post-2015: Framing A New Approach to Sustainable Development.

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