Making Agreements Work: Lessons for the Post-2015 Agenda Debate

The future of the development agenda is the subject of intensifying debate, with the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) due to expire in 2015. Reaching agreement looks increasingly challenging, with the potential for sharp divisions between key actors on the scope and depth of the post- 2015 agenda. In this context, CIC's Emily O'Brien and Richard Gowan examine a series of international agreements across three other policy areas – environmental policy, financial regulation and human rights – to identify how successful agreements are designed, negotiated and implemented.

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The authors also make some initial observations about the current state of the post-2015 debate in an accompanying policy note.

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Sep 25, 2012
Emily O'Brien, Richard Gowan