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Leaving No One Behind: How to Make a Labor Market System Work for Everyone

The SDGs contain the principal pledge to 'leave no one behind'. Translating this bold global commitment into an action-oriented mindset and result is a tall order. Yet, Helvetas Swiss Intercooperation believes that action starts locally. In this blog post, Helvetas shares their experience from Kosovo about how a local initiative supports inclusion of disadvantaged and vulnerable communities in the labour markets. Read more»

Antonia Does / February 2020 

Poverty trends: global, regional and national

What are the current poverty trends at global, regional and national level?  Development Initiatives (DI) sheds light on the current lack of good data for ending poverty. It illuminates the crucial importance of looking at the different levels of poverty trends. Positive global trends mask unequal regional and national trends. It also underlines the priority of developing better data for ending poverty: essential poverty data remains out of date and poverty measurements must go beyond the sole economic dimension to integrate the multidimensionality of poverty. Read more»

Estelle Gagnebin / February 2020 

Still left behind? Tracking children’s progress against the pledge to Leave No One Behind 

Save the Children's report shows how limited progresses has been made and tackles the issue of monitoring and reviewing of the SDGs when disaggregated data on those who are furthest behind are still lacking. Consequently, the report illustrates how SDG data monitoring focused on the LNOB principle could look like. Five child poverty indicators (child mortality, malnutrition, child marriage, birth registration and primary education) are being calculated, focusing on the progress trends of the world's poorest 20% of households as compared to global average trends. Find out more»

Estelle Gagnebin / February 2020 

​GIZ website on poverty, inequality and LNOB

The GIZ has launched a new website on the topics of poverty, inequality and leave no one behind (LNOB). The website offers a section on each of those topics, providing an overview on the current situation and what can be done. Besides that, it presents a multi-actor network (MAN) on inequality as well as an inequality challenge. To visit the website, click here»

Fabienne Burkhalter, January 2020

The 2019 Global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI)

The 2019 Global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) data and publication "Illuminating Inequalities" released in July this year sheds light on the number of people experiencing poverty at regional, national and subnational levels, and reveal inequalities across countries and among the poor themselves. Jointly developed by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI) at the University of Oxford, the 2019 global MPI offers data for 101 countries, covering 76 percent of the global population. Learn more»
Stephanie Guha / November 2019

​'Leave no one behind' index 2019

This index by the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) reviews the readiness of 159 countries to ‘leave no one behind’, assessing and monitoring the extent to which government systems are set up and ready to meet their leave no one behind commitment enshrined in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It builds on its previous iterations in 2017 and 2018 and maintains the same methodology used in 2018. Our analysis compares changes over the past year, as well as increasing the scale of coverage from 86 countries in 2018 to 159 in 2019. Find out more»

Stephanie Guha / November 2019

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