We look forward to hearing from the Overseas Development Institute on their ‘Leave No One Behind’ (LNOB) report and practical applications of its findings. The LNOB agenda seeks to make progress for the poorest groups central to the realisation of the Sustainable Development Goals.
Join us and the Overseas Development Institute for a webinar on ‘Leave No One Behind’ – turning concept into action. Emma Samman and José Manuel Roche will share insights from the ‘Leave No One Behind’ report on long-standing barriers to progress on ending extreme poverty and discuss implications for policy and practice.
The Covid-19 pandemic has stalled global progress on many of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including ending extreme poverty by 2030. Inequality is rising and hard-won gains in poverty reduction are being reversed, in rich and poor countries alike. The pandemic has also shone new light on long-standing barriers to progress in reducing inequalities – notably the concentration of persisting deprivations in groups who share certain identities (e.g. age, race or ethnicity, having a disability), places of residence (e.g. remote areas) and/or experiences (e.g. forced migration).
The ‘leave no one behind’ (LNOB) agenda seeks to make progress for these poorest groups central to the realisation of the SDGs. Countries pledged through Agenda 2030 ‘that no one will be left behind ... we wish to see the Goals and targets met for all nations and peoples and for all segments of society. And we will endeavour to reach the furthest behind first’.
The report aims to highlight the importance of LNOB, and how it can be applied. The ODI consider LNOB’s empirical foundations; explain how it offers a profiling framework that can identify and quantify the situation of left-behind groups in diverse MIC contexts; and discuss the implications for policy and practice. They argue that most MICs have enough data and social spending to advance an LNOB agenda, and seek to demonstrate how to turn the rhetorical principle into measurable progress.