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The Post-2015 Global Development Agenda: Addressing Inequalities and Fostering Inclusive Growth

What will replace the Millennium Development Goals after their 2015 deadline? Growing global inequality has been highlighted as a key policy challenge in formulating the next phase of global development goals, but there are both practical and political obstacles to targeting inequality with an actionable agenda.

As part of a series of seminars, roundtables and discussions around Frontiers in Development Theory and Practice, the Urban Institute's Center on International Development and Governance hosted a presentation and discussion on April 8, 2013, on the current state of the post-2015 global development agenda, and the importance of equity and inclusiveness in the formulation of new development targets. The discussion was preceded by a short presentation by Mr. Nicola Crosta, Head of Knowledge, Policy and Advocacy a the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) in New York.

Nicola Crosta joined UNCDF in 2008 as Representative and Chief Technical Advisor in Cambodia. Prior to working with UNCDF, Mr. Crosta spent over a decade working on development policy issues at the Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) in Paris.

Mr. Crosta was joined in discussion by Steven Feldstein (Director of the Office of Policy in the Bureau for Policy, Planning and Learning at the United States Agency for International Development, USAID) and Michael Klosson (Vice President for Policy and Humanitarian Response for Save the Children). The event was hosted and moderated by Charles Cadwell, Director of UI's Center on International Development and Governance.

Additional Resources

Seminar Presentation Slides

UNCDF Report: Inclusive Future

IDG News: The Role of the Local Public Sector, Inclusiveness, and Spatial Inequality in the Formulation of the Post-2015 Development Agenda

Date & Time Monday, April 8, 2013

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