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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…

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 …

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…

Sustainable Development Goals, Botswana: A Case Study of Gabane Village in Kweneng District

The main objective of the research paper was to use the Community Based Monitoring System (CBMS) methodology to determine progress on achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with a view of localising SDGs to Gabane village. Generally, th…

Community Response to Localization of Sustainable Development Goals: A Profile of Relevant Indicators in Uganda

The SDG are clear on ending hunger and poverty in all forms, achieving food security, improving nutrition, promoting sustainable agriculture, ensuring healthy lives and well-being for all, providing inclusive and equitable high-quality education and…

Sustainable Development Goals in Cibitoke and Kirundo Provinces, Burundi

In this paper, progress on some of the key Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) targets for the two poorest provinces of Burundi namely Cibitoke and Kirundo are measured. Primary data, using a survey as research instrument, was collected for 4,839 hou…

Voices from the Frontline of COVID-19: What can We Learn about Achieving the SDGs at Community Level?

We live in difficult times. At the time of writing (early October 2021), Covid-19 has infected well over 237 million people worldwide and caused more than 4.8 million deaths (World Health Organization). As well as a health crisis of tragic proportio…

COVID-19 et les Agendas de Developpement au Cameroon, en Afrique et Dans le Monde: Sortie de Piste? / COVID-19 and the Development Agendas in Cameroon, Africa and the World: Getting of the Track?

The development agenda is built on 03 pillars: sustainable economic growth, social inclusion and the preservation of the environment so as not to compromise the future generations. The watchword being to leave no one behind. Agenda 2030 is facing a …

Is Nigeria on Track to Achieving Quality Education for All? Drivers and Implications

This study examines the dimensions and drivers of exclusion in basic education in Nigeria using the Demographic Health Surveys of 2008 and 2013. It also maps the synergies and trade-offs between education and other relevant Sustainable Development G…

Uganda's Performance towards Tracking Budget Allocations for Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment

Uganda adopted the Addis Ababa Action Agenda, which commits to provide transformative financing for gender equality and women’s empowerment. The commitment is aligned to SDG indicator 5.c.1, which seeks to measure government efforts to track budget …

Youth Climate Advocacy

Climate change is one of the most significant intergenerational equity challenges of our time. Young people – who currently represent over 50% of the global population – are the generation who will not only be most impacted by climate change, but wh…

Delayed Access to Justice for Sexual Gender Based Violence in Uganda and Implications for Gender SDG Targets

Although the number of sexual gender based violence cases has declined during the past five years, prosecution and sanctioning of these cases remain very low. Worse still, cases that make it to the courts of law are characterised by high rates of di…

APRM Working Paper: South-South and Triangular Cooperation in the Face of COVID-19: A Quest for Resilience in Africa

Forced to adjust its relatively upbeat economic forecast issued earlier in 2020, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) declared that the world would enter a recession due to COVID-19. Despite lockdowns, curfews, and other measures to curb its spread…

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