Corruption undermining sustainable development

Corruption undermining sustainable development

Giff Johnson examines the Pacific islands Forum Secretariat's most recent assessment of progress by its 14 members on the Millennium Development Goals which most islands failed to meet. For the Pacific to succeed with the new Sustainable Development Goals, eliminating corruption has to be a priority.
YOUR SAY: The new Global Goals

YOUR SAY: The new Global Goals

This short survey, undertaken in partnership with RMIT University, explains the new ‎Global Goals and gives people across the Pacific the chance to rate their relevance and help track progress. The more we know about the goals, the more we can hold our leaders to account to implement them.
Charting a new course – the new Global Goals

Charting a new course – the new Global Goals

World leaders have approved a new set of Global Goals to end poverty, fix climate change and put us on the path towards sustainable development. Will they? Derek Brien says we should be proud of how Pacific island countries and Timor-Leste helped shape the new global agenda. But the hard part is ahead of us - implementation. And again we will need to take the lead or others will determine our fate for us.
New goals already transforming our world

New goals already transforming our world

The new development agenda contains a number of transformative elements to deliver a much needed paradigm shift in how we go about the business of development. But much will hinge on how it is implemented, writes Derek Brien.
Financing for Development: this year’s big debate

Financing for Development: this year’s big debate

Better financing for development will be required in order to end poverty by 2030 and achieve the proposed Sustainable Development Goals. The UN and member states are currently working to reach agreement on priorities for reform. This article by Mathew Morris looks at the ongoing debate.