The Economist has a major article on the post-2015 process in this week's magazine. It describes some of the best bang-for-the-buck targets established by our 60 teams of economist and describes why narrowing the current list of 169 targets is vital to the success of the post-2015 development agenda.
Here are some of the results comparing the amount of social, economic and environmental benefit per dollar spent on pursuing different targets for global development 2016-2030.
You'll find an expanded version of the figure above on our web pages. After having published economic evidence on more than 80 targets, we're almost finished: later this week, we'll publish the benefits and costs of health care systems, then food security, water and sanitation and non-communicable diseases. After that, our Nobel Laureates will take over.
I look forward to keeping you updated, and with best regards
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 Research Project Manager Brad Wong by replying to this email.