Your excellency, Dear Sir / Madam,

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
 
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 Research Project Manager Brad Wong by replying to this email.
We have posted leading economists' evaluation of each current UN OWG post-2015 target on Twitter. Follow us to see how all 169 current targets rate.
We have posted leading economists' evaluation of each current UN OWG post-2015 target on Twitter. Follow us to see how all 169 current targets rate.


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