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Development Strategies that Work Policy Forum

Welcome to the Development Strategies that Work Policy Forum, an online discussion that brings together a variety of stakeholders to share their experiences in working towards the internationally agreed development goals. This forum brings together experts, practitioners and policy makers to highlight programs, debate critical issues and share lessons learned on the implementation of development strategies.

You are invited to participate in the following online discussions. Additional topics will be added to the Policy Forum on a regular basis. Visit the 2014 E-Discussion page.

Accelerating Gender-Sensitive MGD Performance

The gender perspective is not adequately reflected in the current formulation of all the MDGs, nor fully mainstreamed into National Voluntary Presentations and MDG reports. This Policy Forum invites stakeholders to generate ideas on more gender-sensitive implementation of the MDGs. read more

Internal Financing for Gender Equality

At a time when multilateral and bilateral financing may be compromised or redirected, how can internal financing strategies be maximized and made more responsive to women's needs? This Policy Forum invites participants to explore what has worked and what hasn't. read more

E-discussion

For information on the e-discussion on Global Public Health in support of the ECOSOC 2009 Annual Ministerial Review, please see http://www.un.org/ecosoc/newfunct/amredis2009.shtml.

For information on the e-discussion of Women and Poverty in support of the ECOSOC 2010 Annual Ministerial Review, please see http://www.un.org/ecosoc/newfunct/amredis2010.shtml.

For information on the e-discussion on Education in support of the ECOSOC 2011 Annual Ministerial Review, please see http://www.un.org/ecosoc/newfunct/amredis2011.shtml.

For information on the e-discussion on Jobs, Decent Work and Inclusive Growth in support of the ECOSOC 2012 Annual Ministerial Review, please see http://www.un.org/ecosoc/newfunct/amredis2012.shtml.

For information on the e-discussion on Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) and Culture in support of the ECOSOC 2013 Annual Ministerial Review, please see http://www.un.org/ecosoc/newfunct/amredis2013.shtml.

For information on the e-discussion on Addressing on going and emerging challenges for meeting the Millennium Development Goals in 2015 and for sustaining development gains in the future in support of the ECOSOC 2014 Annual Ministerial Review, please see http://www.un.org/ecosoc/newfunct/amredis2014.shtml.

Announcements

  • From 2 to 4 December 2015, in Kingston, Jamaica, senior officials from more than 20 countries representing every continent joined experts from UN DESA and the Planning Institute of Jamaica to share their experiences of implementing and reviewing the internationally agreed developing goals, including the MDGs, with a view to discussion options for enhancing follow-up and review in the post-2015 context.
  • In 2015, the final National Voluntary Presentations were held before the transition from the MDGs to the SDGs. Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Philippines and Zambia made presentations during the UN Economic and Social Council's Annual Ministerial Review (AMR) on 10 July 2015 at UN Headquarters in New York.

Policy Matters

How did Tanzania reduce infant and child mortality?
The Government developed strategies to reduce infant mortality and child mortality through improved vaccination coverage and availability of services including drugs at the time of need. Integrated Management of Childhood Illnesses (IMCI) has also rolled-over to all districts. These policies achieved the result of decreasing child mortality from 191 per a thousand live births in 1990 to 133 in 2005. Infant mortality declined from 115 (1990) to 68 (2005). (view policy)