31 May 2013
Category : Interview
How do we construct the post-2015 agenda?
We’ve interviewed Raphaëlle FAURE, from the ODI, one of the institutes that participated in the preparation of the 4th European Report on Development to define the post -2015 agenda.
What are the main conclusions of this Report, where are we heading “post-2015”?
The report focuses on three main issues which must be key from 2015 on. The first one is funding for development. In a couple of years, we must realise that we cannot depend solely on traditional aid, there are new means of funding such as the resources of the private sector. In addition, trade and investments are very important for developing countries. We have to focus on promoting the economic, social and environmental transformation of countries so they can develop in a sustainable manner. And the third point is migration: the report proposes an international migration regime which manages the phenomenon better and respects the rights of all migrants.
Have the changes that have taken place in the world since the drafting of the MDGsbeen taken into account in the preparation of this report?
Yes, the first two parts of the report are about these changes. We also analyse the political transformations, the new international agents, the emerging middle classes and the demographic trends. This report highlights that in 2030 half of the people who live in cities will live in slums. That will help us to better understand urban poverty.
In what ways have the MDGs failed, what must be changed?
First of all, we must say that the goals have been a success. What we want to highlight is that health care, education and other social aspects are very important, but not sufficient. Other factors must be taken into account in order for development to be sustainable. Those factors are the funding of aid, the investments of poor countries and migration.
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