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Rethinking Social Development for a Post-2015 World*


  • Sarah Cook
  • Esuna Dugarova


Current global discussions over the content of the post-2015 sustainable development agenda provide a critical space for reflection on the future contours of development assistance, and an opportunity to rethink the social dimensions of the transformation to sustainable development. There is widespread recognition that the future agenda must be ambitious, universal and transformative; with policies and implementation mechanisms that are integrated, holistic and measurable. This article explores some of the challenges of moving from the poverty-focused targets of the MDGs, towards a socially sustainable development agenda, and points to directions that could help shape a fundamental rethinking of the current approach to social development.

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  • Sarah Cook & Esuna Dugarova, 2014. "Rethinking Social Development for a Post-2015 World*," Development, Palgrave Macmillan;Society for International Deveopment, vol. 57(1), pages 30-35, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:pal:develp:v:57:y:2014:i:1:p:30-35

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    1. Nicolò Barbieri & Lucia Dal Negro & Claudia Ghisetti & Susanna Mancinelli & Alberto Marzucchi & Massimiliano Mazzanti & Simone Tagliapietra & Roberto Zoboli, 2017. "Green-oriented Knowledge Transfers in global markets: technologies, capabilities, institutions," SEEDS Working Papers 1117, SEEDS, Sustainability Environmental Economics and Dynamics Studies, revised Dec 2017.
    2. Dugarova, Esuna, 2015. "Social Inclusion, Poverty Eradication and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development," MPRA Paper 69055, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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