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Blogs - Beyond 2015 Final Evaluation

Welcome to our blog series dedicated to the final evaluation of the campaign.

This series delves into different aspects of the evaluation and aims to expose views from individuals with wide-ranging involvement in Beyond 2015 (e.g. 'older' and 'newer' members; members involved at the national, regional or global level). To share your thoughts, continue the conversation on Twitter using #B2015lessons

 

Agenda 2030 - the train we cannot miss to achieve climate compatible development! - by Lina Dabbagh. 25 March 2016 

2015 was without doubt an important year, with Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement pointing the world in promising new directions, and with the adoption of the Sendai Framework and the Addis Ababa Financing for Development Agenda as additional important milestones. 2015 can also be described as a year in which landmark decisions were made in meeting rooms and conference halls. 

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A welcome evolution to north south power relations - by Seamus Jeffreson. 23 March 2016 

The aspect of the Beyond 2015 global campaign that struck me the most since becoming CONCORD Director two years ago was the way we interacted together as civil society organisations internationally.  

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Breaking open institutions with voices from the ground  - by Neva Frecheville. 10 March 2016 

When I joined CAFOD in November 2012, the role included co-chairing the Beyond 2015 with my friend and colleague, Mwangi Waituru, and convening advocacy for the Participate initiative, a global network of 18 organisations aiming to bring high quality evidence on the reality of poverty into the post-2015 debate. Participate was an unusual alliance... Read the blog.

 

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[Blog in French, English and Spanish] Let's dare to engage in new partnerships! / Osons de nouveaux partenariats ! / Atrevámonos a construir nuevas coaliciones interancionales - by Olivier Consolo. 1 March 2016 

Remember that Goal 8 of the MDG’s agenda was to "develop a Global Partnership for Development." It is one of the ‘non-achieved’ goal. Although the 'targets' to achieve were very diverse in nature (debt, ODA, LDC, the private sector, etc.), it is surprising that civil societies involved in the MDGs agenda would not proposed for themselves an ambitious 'target' about our own partnerships? Read the blog.

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Networking and notworking: Beyond 2015 and partnerships - by Dominic Haslam, Sightsavers, Director of Policy and Programme Strategy. 1 March 2016

Anyone who has hung around with me for long enough in the last four years knows well just how central a role Beyond2015 played in my professional life in that period. I apologise now to all those I bored rigid! So I was delighted to be asked to write a blog about the experience, in response to the comprehensive evaluation that, if you’re reading this, you’ve probably read. Read the blog.

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Fiscal agent for all partners and taxpayers - by Andrew Kudakwashe Dube, Chief Executive Officer of the Africa Disability Alliance (ADA, the fiscal agent of Beyond 2015 since 2012). 1 March 2016

A fiscal agent for all partners and taxpayers? Yes, initially successfully located in the North and subsequently located in the global South with a responsibility to serve the work of the Beyond 2015 Campaign on all continents. While the flow of development aid and finance is usually from the North (developed countries) to the South (developing countries), the Beyond 2015 Campaign chose, on merit and after a competitive process, a unique organisation as its fiscal agent: the Africa Disability Alliance (ADA) based in Pretoria, South Africa.

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Learning to listen before speaking up - by Naiara Costa, Advocacy Director of Beyond 2015. 22 Feb 2016

Reviewing the advocacy work of a campaign such as Beyond 2015 is not an easy task. As expressed in the campaign’s external evaluation: “The legacy of any advocacy campaign goes well beyond words. Having said so, UN officials and representatives of Member States seem to have genuinely welcomed and thoroughly considered the inputs of the campaign”. Read the blog.

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Should we take this evaluation seriously? What real agreggated value does it have for future campaigns? - by Andrew Griffiths and Philipp Schonröck, Co-chairs of Beyond 2015. 16 Feb 2016

How to build a global campaign? Good question! This evaluation will give you incredible insight about critical lessons we learned from the Beyond 2015 experience. In essence, it outlines how to build a global campaign. When Beyond 2015 was in its beginnings there was no manual for how to set up an international civil society campaign. Read the blog.

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5 things I needed to know 5 years ago about building global campaigns - by Leo Williams, Director of Beyond 2015. 9 Feb 2016

As someone who has been intimately involved with Beyond 2015 for the last five years, I have been waiting with baited breath for the evaluation – both with an eye to the past and to the future. I have lost count of the number of times I have wished that a detailed evaluation of a global civil society campaign existed in 2010... 

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