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UN HLP's Framing Questions

The High Level Panel has released a set of 24 framing questions that the Panel is considering over the course of its work.

With guidance from NGLS, the Panel’s Secretariat selected and re-organized approximately 2/3 of these framing questions for the civil society consultation, avoiding repetition of consultation topics already covered in the October / November 2012 civil society consultation.

The HLP requested concrete proposals from civil society for these focused topics below and received almost 800 responses from 134 participating organizations, international networks and individual respondents.

The report detailing the results of this civil society consultation is available here and at www.worldwewant2015.org/Post2015HLP.

Selected Framing Questions for HLP meeting in Monrovia

See Beyond 2015's response to questions two, three, six and seven below!

The shape and content of a post-2015 development framework

  1. From the Millennium Development Goals, what lessons can be learned about designing goals to have maximum impact?
  2. How should a new framework address the dimensions of economic growth, equity, social equality and environmental sustainability? Is an overall focus on poverty eradication sufficiently broad to capture the range of sustainable development issues? (See the response of Beyond 2015 here)
  3. What elements should be included in the architecture of the next framework? How can the SDG process be aligned with the post-2015 process? What is the role of the Sustainable Development Goals in a broader post-2015 framework? (See the response of Beyond 2015 here)
  4. Mindful that poor and vulnerable people may not have the capacity to participate directly in an online consultation, the following question that the Panel is considering is also posed for individuals and civil society organizations who engage with these constituencies directly and regularly: “What issues do poor and vulnerable people themselves prioritize?”
  5. How should a new framework address resilience to crises?
  6. How should a new framework reflect the particular challenges of the poor living in conflict and post-conflict settings? (See the response of Beyond 2015 here)
  7. How can we universalize goals and targets while being consistent with national priorities and targets? (See the response of Beyond 2015 here)
  8. What time horizon should we set for the next phase in the global development agenda (e.g. 10, 15, 25 years, or a combination)?

Partnership and accountability for development

  1. How can a new framework tackle the challenges of coherence and coordination among the organizations, processes, and new mechanisms that address issues that are global in scope?
  2. How can we build and sustain global consensus for a new framework, involving Member States, the private sector and civil society?
  3. How specific should the Panel be with recommendations on means of implementation, including development assistance, finance, technology, capacity building, trade and other actions?
  4. How can accountability mechanisms be strengthened? What kind of monitoring process should be established? What elements would make it effective? How to account for qualitative progress?
  5. How can transparency and more inclusive global governance be used to facilitate achievement of the development agenda?