Southern Voice: what does the Global South think about the post-2015 development agenda?
David Hulme contributes to inaugural Southern Voice Occasional Paper Series.
What comes next after the Millennium Development Goals is the major question for development circles around the globe. Until now, Northern voices have dominated this crucial debate.
Southern Voice, a network of 48 thinktanks from Africa, Latin America and South Asia (with institutional support from Bangladesh’s Centre for Policy Dialogue) is seeking to change that balance. They are raising the voices of actors in the Global South in shaping this debate and strengthening their outreach capacity in a policy context dominated by Northern institutions.
They recently launched Southern Voice Occasional Paper Series. This aims to provide quality evidence and analysis emerging from research in the Global South that can inform the global discussion on the post-2015 framework, goals and targets.
Professor David Hulme was invited to inaugurate the Southern Voice Occasional Paper Series with his contribution on ‘The post-2015 development agenda: learning from the MDGs’. He argues that, despite this historic Millennium Moment, the global development agenda has remained ‘business as usual’, with no foundational change in what was (and still is) happening.
He outlines some of the key lessons he believes will be central to a more effective post-2015 agenda that demands greater change. These include:
- a focus on the national, as well as the local;
- a more visionary and radical, rather than planning-oriented, framework;
- securing greater commitment from the major global players; and
- incorporating Southern Voices.
26 November 2012
BWPI/IDPM/HCRI Tri-Institute Lecture:'Humanitarian Intervention and US Foreign Policy: Why Libya? Why not Syria?'
Thomas G. Weiss.
5-7pm, Samuel Alexander Building, Arts Theatre.
Full details in the event flyer.