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The Importance of the Water-Energy-Food Nexus in the Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Heads of State met in September 2015, at the United Nations General Assembly to announce the end of the term of “Millennium Development Goals” (MDGs) and commit to a new set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The 17 SDGs were written by disci…

How to Implement Domestic Resource Mobilization (DRM) Successfully for Effective Delivery of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Africa Illustrative Actionable Solutions for Policy Leaders

Part 1 of this policy series followed on the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals in 2015. A comprehensive analytical and predictive model was created which explained the key factors leading to failure or success of DRM strategies in Africa…

The Roles of Civil Society in Localising the Sustainable Development Goals

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have as from January 2016 replaced the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to be the main international mechanism for guiding development in all United Nations member states until 2030. These global goals con…

ACBF Board of Governors Issues Paper: Accessing Funds for Development: Required Capacities for Resource Mobilization and Absorption

African countries are now implementing the Agenda 2063 and Agenda 2030 (also known as Sustainable Development Goals – SDGs), both requiring huge financial resources. Globally, large amounts of investable resources, mostly private, are available in a…

Capacity Imperatives for the SDGs: In Line with African Union's Agenda 2063

Life has improved for many Africans in the past 20 years. But there is a growing sense that progress was slower than it could have been and that a business as usual approach is not likely to lead to achievement of the African Union's Agenda 2063 or …

Foresight Africa: Top Priorities for the Continent 2020 to 2030

In Chapter 1, our experts discuss how the next 10 years of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will shape policy priorities for African governments and their partners. Progress has been uneven both across countries and across goals, often hinde…

A Profile of Sustainable Development Goals in Gikindu Location, Murang'a County, Kenya

Since the adoption of the SDGs, Kenya has made great advances in placing the country on a firm implementation path (Repuplic of Kenya, 2017) Inadequate data however continues to be a challenge in assessing progress of SDG implementation. The main ob…

Localizing Sustainable Development Goals in Ghana using a CBMS

The important role of regional and local governments in the successful implementation of the sustainable development goals (SDGs) has been widely recognized. Having recognized the important role of local governance in the implementation of the SDGs,…

Using a Community-Based Monitoring System (CBMS) to Investigate Progress on the Sustainable Development Goals in Ethiopia: Gobessa Town, Mitana Gado Kebele (Shirka Wereda), and Wereda 10 (Addis Ababa)

We report on progress in meeting Sustainable Development Goals in three selected sites in Ethiopia: Gobessa Town and Mitana Gado Kebele (in Shirka Wereda) and Wereda 10 (Addis Ababa), comprising a sample of about 5,108 households and a total popul…

Meeting the 2030 SDG in Nigeria: The Role of Entrepreneurship Development

The 2015 report of MDGs indicates that Nigeria could not achieve the MDG target of reducing extreme poverty and hunger by 24.1%. The outcome of the current SDG program will not be different if there is no calculated effort to improve prioritised …

South Africa Milestones to Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals on Poverty and Hunger

South Africa has signed the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and placed poverty and inequality reduction at the forefront of its National Development Plan. This study links a nonparametric income distribution (micro) simulation model and an ec…

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