Ensuring gender-sensitive implementation of the Post-2015 Development Framework (Post-2015 policy brief no.5)
The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have provided an overarching framework for development over the last decade. As we near the end date for the achievement of the MDGs, it is clear that although a few targets have been met, a lot more remains to be done to fulfil the vision underlying the MDGs. The consensus on the need of a new development framework has resulted in a proposed set of 17 ambitious and universal sustainable development goals (SDGs) and 169 targets that delineate the areas of focus. Discussions are ongoing at the technical level on around 120 indicators that will be used to measure progress achieved. The purpose of this policy brief is to offer stakeholders (government, civil society) some suggestions on elements and data that may help them to assess whether they are implementing the new framework in a gender-sensitive manner.