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 worldâ€™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 Panelâ€™s findings - that by prioritizing 19 targets, four times as much good will be achieved.
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.
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 panelâ€™s findings, and present them to your government.
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.