P20 Initiative

Data to leave no one behind: Development cooperation and the P20

Poverty

By Michael Gerber, Swiss Special Envoy for Global Sustainable Development The shift from the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) was a watershed moment. It signalled an end to thinking dominated by old north/south, rich/poor, donor/recipient mindsets. It marked a shift from a development era to an era of universality. The […]


The P20 and progress on the commitment to leave no one behind at country level

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Tomorrow, as part of the High-Level Political Forum, DI will co-host a side-event on the commitment to ‘Leave No One Behind’ with the governments of Switzerland and Benin. This session will be an opportunity to share initial reflections, challenges, experiences and ideas around our P20 approach. When Benin and Switzerland signed up to Agenda 2030 almost […]


How the P20 are doing in Benin

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In 2017, Benin published its first Voluntary National Review of progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The importance of the goal to ‘leave no one behind’ was interlaced through that report, and in their 2018 review there is further focus on the leave no one behind agenda. The P20 Initiative is an effort to […]


How the P20 are doing in your country

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Explore our interactive pdf to see profiles on how the P20 are doing in every country across the world based on available data. The P20 Initiative produces data to show whether the poorest 20% (the P20) of people are getting their fair share of attention, investment and opportunity, and therefore whether people are being left behind. […]


Coding the P20 – How we developed and coded the P20 Initiative

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This background paper discusses the use of data from 99 different household surveys to create statistics for the P20 Initiative. It highlights some of the difficulties encountered, including a lack of data for some countries, variations in language, and surveys that did not systematically include questions about income or consumption, making it hard to quantify […]


Improving data on ageing to leave no one behind

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At the end of August, I participated in a meeting in Winchester, UK, with colleagues from national statistical offices, UN agencies, NGOs and academia, to discuss the need for better disaggregation by age and ageing-related statistics. The UK’s Office of National Statistics hosted the technical group to lay the groundwork for the creation of the […]


Making the case for disaggregated data:
A look at Nigeria

Poverty

The P20 Initiative aims to track the progress of the poorest 20% of the world’s population from poverty to security and opportunity. It is about ensuring that the Sustainable Development Goals and the data revolution deliver progress for the poorest 20% of the world’s population – the P20 – and that no one is left […]


Two years in – are people’s lives improving?

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The High Level Political Forum (HLPF), which took place over recent days in New York, was an opportunity to review progress in addressing the ambitious challenges of Agenda 2030. I was there to beat the drum for the critical role that better, disaggregated data will need to play if we’re to truly leave no one […]