Friday, October 20, 2017

                                             






Independent Review of the New Deal for Engagement in Fragile States

The New Deal was negotiated by the International Dialogue on Peacebuilding and Statebuilding (IDPS). The IDPS is composed of the g7+ group of self-identified countries in fragile, conflict-affected and transitional situations; the OECD’s International Network on Conflict and Fragility (INCAF); and now includes the Civil Society Platform for Peacebuilding and Statebuilding (CSPPS).
This review assesses evidence of how the New Deal has and has not influenced behavior change and priorities in partnerships. It is an opportunity for all stakeholders to reflect on lessons and future opportunities and priorities.

Aid Transparency Index - 2016

2015 was an important year for international development, with governments agreeing to the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for the next fifteen years. It was also a critical year for aid transparency.The 2016 Aid Transparency Index demonstrates how transparent major donors are as we begin the first year of the implementation of the SDGs.

Gender, peace and security and the 2030 Agenda: A way forward for South Africa

This report demonstrates how the 2030 Agenda, and its Goals 5 and 16 in particular, provide a valuable tool for advancing the gender, peace and security agenda in South Africa and on the wider continent.


Use of Country Systems in Fragile States

This paper aims to provide practitioners with information that can support decisions to use country systems in fragile states. 

Challenges to a Comprehensive EU Migration and Asylum Policy

This paper attempts to unpack complex and multidimensional decision-making on EU migration and asylum policy to highlight the barriers to a comprehensive approach.

From Hybrid Peace to Human Security: Rethinking EU Strategy towards Conflict

This report proposes that the European Union adopts a second generation human security approach to conflicts, as an alternative to Geo-Politics or the War on Terror. Second generation human security takes forward the principles of human security and adapts them to 21st century realities.

Amnesty International: The State of the Worlds Human Rights 2015/16

This report by Amnesty International documents the state of the world's human rights violations during 2015. The report also highlights the strength and extend of the human rights movement and surveys the progress made in the safeguarding and securing of human rights.

Freedom of Expression: In Egypt and the Arab World

Report by the Arabic Network for Human Rights Information on the human rights violations of journalists in the Arab World in 2015.

Primary Education for Global Learning and Sustainability

The aim of this report, commissioned by the Cambridge Primary Review Trust, is to make the case for a different pedagogical approach from that which dominates current education policy thinking. It argues for the development of a pedagogy for global and environmental social justice within schools. 

When There is No Food Assistance: Breaking our Promise to the World's Most Vulnerable Children

In the face of the global El Nino and other crises, leaders at the national, regional and international levels have an unprecedented opportunity and responsibility to address the underlying causes of food insecurity and guarantee that the most vulnerable children and communities get a head start through an immediate, effective, global response to prevent loss of life and livelihoods. Only such a response can ensure that no one is left behind and that countries can meet their commitments outlined in the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and secure a hunger-free world for children.

Freedom in the World Report 2016

Freedom in the World 2016 by the Freedom House evaluates the state of freedom in 195 countries and 15 territories duringcalendar year 2015.

Human Rights Watch - World Report 2016

World Report 2016 is Human Rights Watch’s 26th annual review of human rights practices around the globe. It summarizes key human rights issues in more than 90 countries and territories worldwide, drawing on events from the end of 2014 through November 2015.

WOMEN, PEACE AND SECURITY: KEEPING THE PROMISE. How to revitalize the agenda 15 years after UNSCR 1325

This paper draws on consultations with other organizations and experts in the field as well as on Oxfam’s experience as a humanitarian and development organization working in more than 90 countries with a substantial track record of programmes supporting women’s rights and empowerment. The paper makes particular use of evidence and analysis from programmes in Afghanistan, Iraq, Myanmar, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen.

A EUROPE FOR THE MANY, NOT THE FEW: Time to reverse the course of inequality and poverty in Europe

This Oxfam report provides an outstanding diagnosis of the problems, but more importantly offers a valuable menu of policy solutions, including the promotion of inclusive growth and the introduction of taxes such as the FTT.

AFRICA’S SMALLHOLDERS ADAPTING TO CLIMATE CHANGE

Climate change is undermining the ability of African nations to feed themselves. Women smallholder producers are on the front line of dealing with the impacts, but are not first in line for international climate finance. Wealthy countries have committed to helping countries in Africa to adapt to climate change, but few women producers are feeling the benefit.

A RIGHTS IN CRISIS GUIDE TO INFLUENCING: THE WHO, WHAT AND WHY OF HUMANITARIAN CAMPAIGNING

This guide has been produced by Oxfam’s Rights in Crisis Campaign as an essential resource to guide Oxfam staff, partners, allies and anyone involved in humanitarian influencing work – whether you are working at country, regional or global level. It draws on Oxfam’s more than 60 years of humanitarian programming, campaigning and advocacy work.

MADE IN MYANMAR:Entrenched poverty or decent jobs for garment workers?

This report presents the findings of research carried out by Oxfam in June and July 2015 on the wages and conditions of garment workers in Myanmar. Despite working six days a week and doing an average of 10.5 hours overtime each week, garment workers are not earning enough to adequately support themselves and their families.

More than a Numbers Game? Ensuring that the Millennium Development Goals address Structural Injustice

The field research for this report identified a number of interlinking risks associated with the current drive to reaching the MDGs.

Projecting progress: Reaching the SDGs by 2030

This paper offers a first systematic attempt to project progress across the full SDG agenda, showing where – if current trends continue – the world will be in 15 years’ time. Our findings serve as a wake-up call on just how much more effort will be needed to reach the new goals.

 

A World that Counts: Mobilising the Data Revolution for Sustainable Development

 

This report sets out the main opportunities and risks presented by the data revolution for sustainable development. Without immediate action, gaps between developed and developing countries, between information-rich  and information-poor people, and between the  private and public sectors will widen, and risks of harm and abuses of human rights will grow.


Seven Billion and Growing: A 21st Century Perspective on Population

In this report, the latest population trends and prospects according to the United Nations are examined, and the challenges identified above and the benefits that countries, families and individuals can derive from reducing fertility are discussed. The report then focuses on what needs to be done and discusses the importance of human and reproductive rights as the basis for population policy


Population Dynamics in the Post-2015 Development Agenda: Report of the Global Thematic Consultation on Population Dynamics

This report provides an outline of how population dynamics affect the major development challenges of the 21st century, and on how population dynamics can be integrated and addressed in the post- 2015 development agenda.

 

Why and How a Country Lens Matters for the SDGs

This report argues for the importance of having a country-specific approach in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and proposes concrete steps that could translate this approach into action. Applying this approach is essential if the aim is to ensure that no one – regardless of where they live – is left behind.


Turn Down the Heat: Confronting the New Climate Normal

This report focuses on the risks of climate change to development in Latin America and the Caribbean, the Middle East and North Africa, and parts of Europe and Central Asia. This new scientific analysis examines the likely impacts of present day warming above pre-industrial temperatures on agricultural production, water resources, ecosystem services and coastal vulnerability for affected populations.


The Culture of Evaluation of DEAR Actors in Europe: A Benchmark Study of the Specificities and Expectations of European DEAR Actors

This report explores the ways to improve the evaluation processes of DEAR projects and to address learning objectives and better contribute to transformative changes for DEAR actions and actors.

Lobby Planet Paris: A Guide to Corporate COP21

This guide will propel you into the heart of the apparatus built up around the Paris Summit of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. It offers a window onto the extent of public subsidies to dirty energy, the multiple public-private collusions, and the numerous forms of speculation on the climate crisis.

Ending Poverty and Sharing Prosperity 

Global Monitoring Report (GMR)— written jointly by the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) with substantive inputs from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

A NEW GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP: ERADICATE POVERTY AND TRANSFORM ECONOMIES THROUGH SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT 

The Report of the High-Level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda.The Panel came together with a sense of optimism and a deep respect for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). 

Combining finance and policies to implement a transformative post-2015 development agenda 

This report analyses the considerable changes in the FFD landscape since the 2002 Monterrey Consensus. It notes that the implementation of the Consensus came to focus largely on the role of Official Development Assistance (ODA) and paid insufficient attention to the importance of increasing domestic tax revenue and encouraging private finance. 

Shaping the Future We Want 

This final DESD Global Monitoring and Evaluation Report (GME) provides an assessment of progress towards embedding Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) into education systems and into sustainable development efforts. 

How well are the links between education and other sustainable development goals covered in UN flagship reports? A contribution to the study of the science-policy interface on education in the UN system 

Epistemic communities have documented a number of links between education and other SDG areas, and policy makers have long recognized many of them. Based on an exhaustive content analysis of 40 global reports, this paper examines how well such links are represented in flagship publications of the United Nations system. 

Challenges to a Comprehensive EU Migration and Asylum Policy

This paper attempts to unpack complex and multidimensional decision-making on EU migration and asylum policy to highlight the barriers to a comprehensive approach. It traces the evolution of EU migration and asylum policy, the complex system of competences that underpin decision-making, conflicting interests and approaches.

'Peacebuilding Defines our Future Now': A Study of Women's Peace Activism in Syria

This reports provides an insight into the activism of Syrian women, in general, and peacebuilding, in particular. It seeks to understand women’s activism in Syria, in terms of countering violence and promoting peacebuilding, and to highlight the role the Syrian women activists have been playing in peacebuilding

Reconceptualising Global Education from the Grassroots: The Lived Experiences of Practicitoners

This report conceptualises and reflects the understanding of Global Education (GE) in a way that is practice-led and rooted in practitioners’ experiences. It argues that the strategies practitioners use to negotiate the institutional and conceptual challenges of GE should be more systematically engaged with and central to the understanding of GE.

Universal Sustainable Development Goals: Understanding the Transformational Challenge for Developed Countries

This report proposes a new method of analysis of the Sustainable Development Goals, to assist in identifying those which will represent for developed countries the biggest transformational challenges, in the sense of requiring new economic paradigms and changes in patterns of behaviour as well as new policies and commitment of resources.

Policy Brief #5: Sustainable Development Goals and Inclusive Development

Policy brief by UNU-IAS highlights the necessity to evaluate the proposed Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and targets developed by the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals (OWG) against criteria for inclusive development.

Policy Brief #3: Integrating Governance in the Sustainable Development Goals

Policy brief by UNU-IAS that highlights three aspects of governance that need to be articulated in the SDGs: good governance (the process of decision-making and their institutional foundations), effective governance (the capacity of institutions to manage challenges), and equitable governance (distributive outcomes).

Policy Brief #2: Linking Education and Water in the Sustainable Development Goals

Policy brief by UNU-IAS that highlights the importance of ‘water-literacy’, or an appropriate knowledge about various aspects of water use and management in order to ensure water consumption and to contribute to Disaster Risk Reduction.

Mind the Gap? A comparison of international and national targets for the SDG agenda
This paper compares existing policy commitments and targets at the national level with corresponding SDG targets to assess the gap between national and global ambition. The aim is to draw a political baseline of SDG ambition to inform the UN target setting process and provide a global snapshot that aids comparisons of ambition between countries.

Transitioning from MDGs to post-2015 development agenda

Financing the Sustainable Development Goals: Lessons from Government Spending on the MDGs
Government spending is falling one third short of MDG needs – and the SDGs will require at least US$1.5 trillion extra a year. Based on lessons from tracking country budgets, this report recommends how the SDGs should be financed: doubling tax revenue, by radically overhauling global tax rules; doubling concessional development cooperation, and improving its allocation and effectiveness; and raising US$500 billion in public innovative financing.


Policy Brief #1: Earth System Challenges and a Multi-layered Approach for the Sustainable Development Goals

Policy brief by UNU-IAS that emphasizes that the SDGs must address issues of Earth system governance and the challenge of redirecting unsustainable practices of individuals, groups, and countries worldwide.

Ideas on Governance 'of' and 'for' Sustainable Development Goals

This report captures the main outcomes of the International Workshop on Governance 'of' and 'for' Sustainable Development Goals, held 1 February 2014, in New York, USA. The purpose of the workshop was to discuss key questions relating to the governance of, and governance for, the post-2015 development agenda, with particular focus on the SDGs.



Transforming our world: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
This Agenda is a plan of action for people, planet and prosperity. It also seeks to strengthen universal peace in larger freedom.It recognises that eradicating poverty in all its forms and dimensions, including extreme poverty, is the greatest global challenge and an indispensable requirement for sustainable development.

Paris, for the People and the Planet
This publication by CIDSE – an international alliance of 17 Catholic development agencies – sets what is needed from the Paris agreement that will emerge from the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), for a strong global action. This report is based on the evidence from their partners and poor communities of how a changing climate is impacting on them.


Why Subsidise the Private Sector? 
This report published by the Overseas Development Institute makes the case for subsidising private sector investment in developing countries, based largely on the economic theory of positive externalities, which argues that benefits from investment that accrue to society at large, exceed the returns to private investors.

Girls' and Women's Right to Education: Overview of the Measures Supporting the Right to Education for Girls and Women reported on by Member States

Background report by UNESCO compiles the explicit references to girls’ and women’s right to education in national reports. The factsheets contained herein highlight progress and challenges in constitutional and legislative frameworks and measures addressing girls’ and women’s right to education.

Learning to Live Together: Educational Policies and Realities in the Asia-Pacific
This reports published by UNESCO examines how the concept of Learning to Live Together (LTLT) is promoted and implemented in national educational systems in the Asia-Pacific. 

The European Union's new Gender Action Plan 2016-2020
This report published by the Overseas Development Institute examines the new Gender Action Plan (GAP)  of the EU for the period 2016-2020. The new GAP outlines an ambitious approach to gender equality, women’s and girls’ empowerment, and the promotion, protection and fulfilment of women’s and girls’ human rights.

The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2015 Report
This year´s annual State of Food Insecurity in the World report from the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations, takes stock of progress made towards achieving the internationally established hunger targets, and reflects on what needs to be done, as we transition to the new post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda.

Sustainable Development Goals: Are the rich countries ready?
This report is the first systematic assessment of developed nations on what are likely to become the global policy goals for the coming 15 years. It is the first “stress test” of rich countries for the SDGs and presents a new SDG Index to assess country performance on the goals. 

The Millennium Development Goals Report 2015
This report documents the 15-year effort to achieve the aspirational goals set out in the Millennium Declaration and highlights the many successes across the globe, by presenting an accounting to date of how far the world has come in meeting the goals. At the same time, it acknowledges uneven achievements and shortfalls in many areas, which will need to be addressed in the post-2015 agenda. 

Report on Beyond 2015 Conference

This reports highlights the key messages that emerged during the Beyond 2015 conference in Copenhagen, followed with comments and observations from delegates on common themes from the conference. 

The 2015 CIVICUS State of Civil Society Report
The 2015 CIVICUS State of Civil Society Report identifies the major stories around the world that demonstrate the commendable work being done by CSOs, on a national and international level, to address some of the most urgent global issues. At the same time, it sheds light on the worrying problems that hinder their work and presents courses of action that could be pursued in the future to better enable civil society to promote positive change. 


EU State Building Contracts: early lessons from the EU's new budget support instrument for fragile states 
The State Building Contract (SBC) is a key instrument in the EU’s fragile states toolkit and early experience with implementing SBCs could provide a useful resource for donor agencies to inform their thinking on providing budget support in fragile states. This paper draws preliminary lessons from case studies on the two largest SBCs adopted by the EU in sub-Saharan Africa:Mali, a country in transition after a period of crisis; and South Sudan, a chronically fragile country.



Monitoring Education for Global Citizenship: A Contribution to DebateThe report explores the opportunities and challenges for developing an appropriate monitoring framework which truly captures the holistic and transformative nature of Education for Global Citizenship (EfGC). The research builds on the EfGC conference in Brussels in June 2014 "Global Citizens for Education; Education for Global Citizenship" and is unique in that it brings to the fore practitioners perspectives on monitoring. The report first provides a conceptual overview as to what an Education for Global Citizenship might be, and then makes suggestions as to how to capture the philosophy and values of EfGC within a monitoring framework.

Even it up
TIME TO END EXTREME INEQUALITY

This report from Oxfam is a stark and timely portrait of the growing inequality which characterizes much of Africa and the world today. Seven out of 10 people live in countries where inequality is growing fast, and those at the top of society are leaving the rest behind. Addressing the gap between the richest people and the poorest, and the impact this gap has on other pervasive inequalities, between men and women and between races, which make life for those at the bottom unbearable, is an imperative of our times. 


Fighting Poverty in a Changing World

It is recognised today that we have the technological, financial and material resources to eliminate extreme poverty from our planet by 2030. There is no excuse not to do so. This publication is part of a series that explains what the EU does in different policy areas, why the EU is involved and what the results are.

BUILDING MOMENTUM: Women’s empowerment in Tunisia
Tunisia’s progress in women’s empowerment provides useful lessons on how women can obtain access to new resources – and the way in which politics and power, and the struggles, dynamics and contestation that these generate – can be used to challenge gender and social power relations. 

Turn down the heat : confronting the new climate normal (vol. 3)

How has the Arabic definition of humanitarianism changed over time? What impact has this had on humanitarian action in the region? This Working Paper examines how the evolution of the concept of ‘humanitarianism’ in Arabic. It also explores how humanitarianism has been practiced in the region and its link with the ‘classical’ conception of humanitarianism guided by the principles of humanity, neutrality, impartiality and independence.

A Decade of EU13 Civil Society Participation in European Development Education and Awareness Raising Projects 

The study provides an analysis of the success of EU13 CSOs in securing European Commission grants for development education and awareness raising (DEAR) projects.


Africa Rising? Inequalities and the Essential Role of Fair Taxation

This report investigates the issue of income inequality in eight sub-Saharan African countries and seeks to contribute in this area by looking at whether income inequality is, in fact, rising and in what context this is occurring.

The fossil fuel bailout: G20 subsidies for oil, gas and coal exploration

Governments across the G20 countries are estimated to be spending $88 billion every year subsidising exploration for fossil fuels. This report documents, for the first time, the scale and structure of fossil-fuel exploration subsidies in the G20 countries. The evidence points to a publicly financed bailout for carbon-intensive companies, and support for uneconomic investments that could drive the planet far beyond the internationally agreed target of limiting global temperature increases to no more than 2ºC.

Literature survey on capital account management in low-income countries 

Over the last few years, the debate on private capital flows and their management has regained momentum. This paper surveys the literature on the following private capital flows-related issues, with a focus on low-income countries: (i) impact on growth; (ii) risks; (iii) capital account management tools; and (iv) effectiveness of different policy measures.

 

Strengthening social justice to address intersecting inequalities

The people most likely to be left behind by development are those facing ‘intersecting inequalities’, or economic deficits intersecting with discrimination and exclusion on the grounds of identity and locational disadvantage.The experience of seven countries (Brazil, Ecuador, Bolivia, India, Ethiopia, Pakistan and Nepal) shows that key ingredients for addressing intersecting inequalities are: social movements demanding changes in the ‘rules of the game’; political trajectories and processes of constitutional change that facilitate and actualize these changes; social guarantees, opportunity enhancements and developmental affirmative actions as well as specific policies and programmes which show commitment to reduce intersecting inequalities over time.

 

The costs and economic impact of violence against children

This report and briefing presents the main findings of a report commissioned by ChildFund Alliance, exploring the economic impacts and costs of violence against children. It presents a summary of the available evidence from different countries and provides some estimates of the global costs of violence and exploitation against children.

 

Humanitarian Policy Group Annual Report 2013-2014

This annual report shares the highlights of our work over the last year, including our influential research into humanitarian negotiations with armed groups, the history of humanitarian action, protection of civilians and resilience and livelihoods.

Global Wealth Report 2013 

The 2013 Credit Suisse Global Wealth Report and the more detailed accompanying Global Wealth Databook aim to provide the most comprehensive study of world wealth. Unlike other studies, they measure and analyze trends in wealth across nations, from the very bottom of the “wealth pyramid” to ultra high net worth individuals.

Spotlight on EU Policy Coherence for Development: The real life impact of EU policies on the poor
In this report, published by CONCORD, the aim is to draw the attention of European decision-makers to current cases of injustice, calling on them to prevent, detect and correct some harmful policies by genuinely implementing the principle of policy coherence for development (PCD) throughout the policymaking cycle.

Global AgeWatch Index 2014

The Global AgeWatch Index 2014 presents a unique snapshot of the situation of older people in 96 countries of the world today. It highlights which countries are doing best for their older populations and how this links with policies towards pensions, health, education, employment and the social environment in which older people live. The report underlines how economic growth alone is not sufficient to improve the wellbeing of older people.

What do women want? Gender, perceptions data and development priorities
This report looks at the people’s development priorities from a gendered perspective using the UN’s MY World survey and examines what it is that women prioritise in development.

 

More of the same, or radical change? Options for the successor to the EU’s Gender Action Plan 2010-2015

The arrival of the new European Union (EU) leadership team in late 2014 provides an important opportunity to accelerate support for gender equality and women’s and girls’ rights. The EU’s Plan of Action on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in Development 2010 to 2015 (GAP) runs to December 2015 and discussions are underway on what its successor should comprise. A radical shift in the EU’s approach is needed in order to achieve gender equality and to ensure all women and girls have the right to participate fully in all spheres and contribute to achieving sustainable development.

Millennium Development Goals Report 2014

The Millennium Development Goals Report 2014 shows that millions of people’s lives have improved due to concerted global, regional, national and local efforts to achieve the MDGs, which serve as the foundation for the next global development agenda.

Adaptation or Development
Adaptation Knowledge Platform (2013) Adaptation or Development? Exploring the distinctions (or lack thereof) through case studies in Bangladesh and Vietnam. Stockholm Environment Institute and Regional Climate Change Adaptation Knowledge Platform, Bangkok

Global Food: Waste Not Want Not 
With the global population estimated to reach 9.5 billion by 2075, mankind needs to ensure it has the food resources available to feed all these people. With current practices wasting up to 50% of all food produced, engineers need to act now and promote sustainable ways to reduce waste from the farm to the supermarket and to the consumer. This report has been produced in the context of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers’ strategic themes of Energy, Environment, Education, Manufacturing and Transport, and its vision of ‘Improving the world through engineering’. Published in January 2013. 

The Hunger And Nutrition Commitment Index
Measuring the political commitment to reduce hunger and undernutrition in developing countries. Written by Dolf te Lintelo, Lawrence Haddad, Rajith Lakshman and Karine Gatellier. Published by the Insitute of Development Studies, UK, and supported by Irish Aid, DFID Accountable Grant and Transform Nutrition. Published in April 2013. 

Improving Impact: Do Accountability Mechanisms Deliver Results 
A joint Christian Aid, Save the Children, Humanitarian Accountability Partnership report. Published in June 2013.  

Turn Down the Heat
A report for the World Bank by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and Climate Analytics. Published in 2012

Africa Human Development Report 2012
Africa Human Development Report 2012, Towards a Food Secure Future. Published by UNDP in 2012. 

Africa Progress Report 2013
Africa’s economies have been riding the crest of a global commodity wave that could transform the continent’s prospects. The 2013 Africa Progress Report explains how this unprecedented chance could lift millions out of poverty and improve the prospects of generations to come. The report sets out an agenda for maximising Africa’s natural resource wealth and using it to improve well-being.

Amnesty International Annual Report 2013 
The state of the world’s human rights. The Amnesty International Report 2013documents the state of human rights during 2012. The Foreword and the country-by-country survey of 159 individual countries and territories set out a global overview of human rights violations and abuses inflicted by those in power on those who stand in the way of their vested interests.  

Asia - Pacific Human Development Report 2012 
The Asia-Pacific Regional Human Development Report (APHDR) is an important resource and instrument to explore critical development concerns. The Report informs policies and actions from a human development perspective, putting people at the centre of development debates. Published for UNDP in 2012. 

Displacement, The New 21st Century Challenge 
In 2012, forced population displacement continued to affect large numbers of people worldwide. UNHCR’s 2012 Global Trends report analyses statistical trends and changes from January to December 2012, for the populations for whom UNHCR has been entrusted with a responsibility by the international community.

Drinking Water: Equity, Safety and Sustainability - UNICEF/WHO Report 2011 
The WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation (JMP) monitors progress towards the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) target to halve, by 2015, the proportion of people without sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation. The JMP publishes a report every two years, which presents an update on the progress made towards reaching the MDG target for drinking water and sanitation. Among the other products of the JMP feature occasional thematic publications. This thematic report on drinking water is designed to complement the main JMP report (WHO/UNICEF, 2010).
 
Education for All Global Monitoring Report 2012 
This Global Monitoring Report reminds us that education is not only about making sure all children can attend school. It is about setting young people up for life, by giving them opportunities to find decent work, earn a living, contribute to their communities and societies, and fulfil their potential. At the wider level, it is about helping countries nurture the workforce they need to grow in the global economy. Published by UNESCO in 2012. 
 
European Report on Development 2013

This report aims to provide an independent contribution to the post-2015 debate by focusing on how best global collective action can support the efforts of developing countries to achieve development. Produced by the Overseas Development Institute, the German Development Institute and the European Centre for Development Policy Management, in 2013. 
  
Global Estimates 2012. People Displaced by Disasters 
This report presents global estimates for disaster-induced displacement associated with hazards that rapidly impact communities or are experienced as sudden triggers to forced movement. Published in May 2013. 
   
Global Monitoring Report 2013: Rural-Urban Dynamics and the Millennium Development Goals 
It provides an in-depth analysis on urbanization as a force for poverty reduction and progress towards the MDGs in the developing world. With less than 1,000 days to go before the MDGs expire, the report highlights the need to accelerate efforts to improve the lives of the poor in both rural and urban areas.
 
Global Peace Index 2013 
The Global Peace Index (GPI) is the world’s leading measure of national peacefulness. Now in its seventh year, it ranks 162 nations according to their ‘absence of violence’.The GPI is developed by IEP under the guidance of an international panel of independent experts with data collated and calculated by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU).

Global and Regional Estimates of Violence against Women 
The report presents the first global systematic review of scientific data on the prevalence of two forms of violence against women: violence by an intimate partner (intimate partner violence) and sexual violence by someone other than a partner (non-partner sexual violence). It shows, for the first time, global and regional estimates of the prevalence of these two forms of violence, using data from around the world. Previous reporting on violence against women has not differentiated between partner and non-partner violence. Published by WHO in 2013. 
 
Governance Reports 
Governance reports combine broad and actionable indicators to provide snapshots of the quality of governance in a country.

The Growth Report: Strategies for Sustained Growth and Inclusive Development
The report looks at how developing countries can achieve fast sustained and equitable growth. Published in 2008 by the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development / The World Bank. 
 
Human Rights Watch World Report 2012 
This 22nd annual World Report summarizes human rights conditions in more than 90 countries and territories worldwide in 2011. It reflects extensive investigative work that Human Rights Watch staff has undertaken during the year, often in close partnership with domestic human rights activists.

The Millennium Development Goals Report 2013 
With the deadline for the MDGs on the horizon, progress can be reported in most areas, despite the impact of the global economic and financial crisis. Produced by the UN. 
 
One World, One Future. Ireland's Policy for International Development 
The policy that guides the Irish government’s engagement on international development. 

Reality Of Aid 
A biennial report on aid and development cooperation issues written by authors from NGOs worldwide, whose research draws on knowledge and expertise from aid agencies, academia, community-based organizations and governments.
 
Report on the World Social Situation 
The Report on the World Social Situation (RWSS) is prepared on a biennial basis by the Division for Social Policy and Development of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) of the UN.
 
Rural Poverty Report 2011 
This report was produced by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and looks at rural poverty across the developing world.  
 
Social Watch Report 2012 – The Right to a Future
Social Watch is an international network of citizens’ organizations struggling to eradicate poverty and the causes of poverty, to ensure an equitable distribution of wealth and the realization of human rights. Social Watch is committed to social, economic and gender justice, and emphasizes the right of all people not to be poor. 
 
The State of Food and Agriculture 
This edition of The State of Food and Agriculture: Food systems for better nutrition makes the case that good nutrition begins with food and agriculture. Produced by FAO in 2013. 
 
Children in an Urban World
More than half of the world’s 7 billion people now live in urban areas. What does this mean for children? UNICEF has dedicated the 2012 edition of its flagship report, The State of the World’s Children, to the situation of children growing up in urban settings. 
 
State of the World's Mothers - 2013 
The chances a mother and her baby will survive help determine Save the Children’s annual rankings of the best and worst places in the world to be a mother. Education, income and political representation of women are the other factors.
 
World Development Report (World Bank) 
The World Bank's annual World Development Report provides a wide international readership with an extraordinary window on development economics. Each year, the report focuses on a specific aspect of development.
 
World Happiness Report 2012 
The 2012 World Happiness Report was edited by Jonh Helliwell, Richard Layard and Jeffrey Sachs. 

World Report on Disability 2011-WHO 
The first ever World report on disability, produced jointly by WHO and the World Bank, suggests that more than a billion people in the world today experience disability.

World Water Development Report 
The United Nations World Water Development Report, released every year with a focus on different strategic water issues each year, is the UN’s flagship report on water. It is a comprehensive review that gives an overall picture of the state of the world's freshwater resources and aims to provide decision-makers with the tools to implement sustainable use of our water.

World Youth Report 2011
The World Youth Report 2011 explores the transition of young people from schools and training institutions into the labour market, a phase marking a critical period in the life cycle. Produced by the Social Policy and Development Division.


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