Your Excellency, Dear Sir / Madam,

The Post-2015 development agenda is attracting growing scrutiny around the world, in the lead-up to the final UN negotiations in September.

You will recall that over 18 months, Copenhagen Consensus Center has published 100+ peer-reviewed analyses from 82 of the world’s top economists and 44 sector experts, including many UN agencies and NGOs


In my last e-mail, I shared with you the extensive global media coverage of the Post-2015 Consensus Expert Panel’s findings - that by prioritizing 19 targets, four times as much good will be achieved. 

These findings received high profile coverage across Latin America: in Milenio in Mexico, El Universal in Venezuela, El Comercio in Peru, Listin Diario in Dominican Republic, El Universo in Ecuador, and El Periodico in Guatemala.
  • During May I traveled to Colombia, Brazil and Mexico, to host country specific seminars with original cost benefit research for each country.
  • I met with President Santos of Colombia to present him with the findings from our expert panel, as reported in El Heraldo.
  • The priorities of young people in Ecuador were published in El Universo. Our global youth forum program is giving young people around the world the opportunity to say what they think the smartest targets are for the world.  
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The attention afforded by such coverage is important, because it is focusing minds on the need to prioritise the targets. I hope that you will find the time to consider these reports, alongside the expert panel’s findings, and present them to your government.

Kind regards,
 
Bjorn Lomborg
PhD and Adjunct Professor
President of Copenhagen Consensus Center

PS. The Post-2015 Consensus project brings together 60 teams of economists with NGOs, international agencies and businesses to identify the targets with the greatest benefit-to-cost ratio for the UN's post-2015 development goals. If you have questions about the project, send an email to Senior Project Manager Paola Grenier by replying to this email.
 
 
We have tweeted the benefit-cost evaluation of each current UN OWG post-2015 target. Follow us to see how all 169 current targets rated according to leading economists.
We have tweeted the benefit-cost evaluation of each current UN OWG post-2015 target. Follow us to see how all 169 current targets rated according to leading economists.
 
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