P20 Initiative

P20 Initiative: Baseline report


In 2015, world leaders agreed the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (Agenda 2030). Its goal is to end poverty in all its forms everywhere, with a specific target to eradicate extreme poverty by 2030 and a commitment to leave no one behind. Achieving these ambitions will be much harder than meeting the Millennium Development Goals. […]

Building partnerships to leave no one behind


Date: 28 March 2017 Time: 13:30–17:00 Location: Church House, Westminster, SW1P 3NZ, London  About: The first report has been produced after extensive consultation in over 30 countries from Bolivia to Rwanda to Fiji, engaging thousands of people. We’ll be joined by speakers from a few of the countries to share their insights and knowledge. The second report, from […]

P20 Initiative: Center for Strategic and International Studies public panel discussion


Date 15 February 2017 Time 13:30─15:00 (ET) Location Center for Strategic & International Studies, 1616 Rhode Island Ave NW, Washington DC, 20036 Webcast This event will be webcast live at 13:30─15:00 (ET); 18.30─20:00 (GMT) About An expert panel discussion on the P20 Initiative, which aims to track the progress of and improve information about the lives of the […]

World Bank poverty measurement in the Agenda 2030 era


Towards the end of 2016, many of the top thinkers on global poverty gave 21 recommendations on measuring poverty in a report (they authored as the Commission on Global Poverty) published by the World Bank. Monitoring Global Poverty gives a sweeping view of the many challenges to measuring poverty and provides guidance on how to […]

A new mindset for new goals


  The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is ambitious, with the commitment to ‘leave no one behind’ at its core – the goals will not be considered met unless they are met for all. In order to measure progress of the SDGs we must first make sure the data available is up to the job. […]

UN World Data Forum in Cape Town, South Africa

Data use

Main plenary Counting People to Make People Count: The need for better data to ensure that no one is left behind Date: 17 January 2017 Time: 13:30–15:00 (SAST) DI involvement: DI is hosting the plenary along with UNICEF. Judith Randel will moderate and Tony German will be on the panel About: The main plenary on […]

Counting people to make people count


This article was originally published on the World Data Forum website As we prepare for the United Nations World Data Forum in January, it will have been over three years since the UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda called for a “data revolution for sustainable development, with a new international initiative to improve […]

The P20: methods for tracking the status of people in the poorest 20%


Agenda 2030 is clear in its ambitions—everyone should be included in global progress over the next 15 years. But most discussions of progress focus on aggregated economic numbers such as gross domestic product (GDP) growth, not on the status of people. Even key measures about people such as GDP per capita are aggregated to the […]

P20: Nutrition


Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals have brought us a global commitment to end extreme poverty and ensure no one is left behind. For this ambition to be met, we need to know who the poorest people in the world are, understand their lives, and ensure they are included in progress. The P20 Initiative is […]