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SDC Factsheet: Leave no one Behind and the Human Rights based Approach​

​In this new factsheet, find out how SDC’s work on the promotion, protection and fulfillment of human rights is intrinsically linked to its commitment to leave no one behind. In fact, both concepts mutually reinforce each other. Access the factsheet»

Inanna Göbel-Bösch / March 2021

​Five years into the pledge to ‘Leave no one behind’ – Looking back and forward​​

A new report by the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) discusses the interpretation of the LNOB-principle over the last five years since its rise to prominence in 2015 and proposes ways to turn ​the concept into action. Read more»​​​​

Selina Bezzola / March 2021

​​Indicators matter to leave no one behind​: an indicator toolbox and a practical guide (EN, FR, DE)

Indicators matter in achieving the 2030 Agenda’s pledge to leave no one behind. As quantitative or qualitative variables, indicators provide a simple and reliable way to measure achievements of development efforts. They can show and track if aid spending is reaching the poor and left behind groups in various contexts. Moreover, what is measured is more likely to get attention, because indicators provide a solid basis for evidence-based decision-making in development projects as well as politics.

There is a need for additional efforts to design and use indicators that measure the progress for left behind groups. The new study, commissioned by GIZ and supported by the SDC, and available in English, French and German, provides an indicator toolbox to leave no one behind in fighting poverty and inequality as a practical guide for project designers and implementers to strengthen indicators by making them pro-poor as well as inequality- and LNOB-sensitive. Read more - En savoir plus - Mehr erfahren»​

 Pradeep Itty / March 2021

On the importance of data to reach and deliver progress for the poorest 20% of populations

The P20 Initiative has been started by Development Initiatives (DI) to focus on how the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set out in the 2030 Agenda can work with the Data Revolution to deliver progress for the poorest 20% of the world’s population − the P20. To meet the SDGs, it is essential to know who the P20 are and whether they are included in global progress. If the status of the P20 fails to improve, success on the 2030 Agenda will be out of reach – even more so with the effects of Covid-19.

DI applied the P20 approach concretely with the Government of Benin. It can be applied to track inequality globally and in every country, and is a universal approach that matches the ambition of the 2030 Agenda. DI offers advice on the use of data from official and non-official sources in line with the P20 Initiative to measure progress for the poorest. Find out more»​

 Nora Tanner / March 2021

The Inequality Virus - Bringing together a world torn apart by coronavirus through a fair, just and sustainable economy​​

“It took just nine months for the fortunes of the top 1'000 billionaires to return to their pre-pandemic highs, while for the world's poorest, recovery could take more than a decade." In 'The Inequality Virus' – the 2021 version of its annual inequality report, Oxfam underlines how the coronavirus pandemic has exposed our collective frailty and the inability of a deeply unequal economy to work for all. At the same time, it has also shown the vital importance of government action to protect our health and livelihoods. The report stresses that there can be no return to where we were before. Instead, citizens and governments must act on the urgency to create a more equal and sustainable world. Read more»

Stephanie Guha / March 2021

​Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Regional Online Workshop 

For the first time, the SDC focal persons for Gender Equality and for Social Inclusion of the country offices in South Eastern Europe (Eastern Cooperation) gathered, exchanged and reflected together on how to best integrate gender equality and social inclusion (GESI) in the projects and programmes. This resulted in recognising, that the issues of gender equality and social inclusion are interlinked and overlapping, allowing for synergies and mutual learning. Further, the GESI concept is not distinct from LNOB. Beyond a discussion of the conceptual framework (in particular intersectionality issues) and lessons from practice, the workshop focused on the impact of Covid-19 and GESI responses. Read more on the messages and learnings or watch the sessions of the workshop that took place in December 2020»​

 Laurent Ruedin / March 2021​​

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