Business and the Post-2015 Agenda in the Asia-Pacific
I am working on behalf of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) on a project which might be of some interest to members of Business Fights Poverty.
As you know, attention is now increasingly turning towards the development of a post-2015 agenda for the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The MDGs identified eight global development objectives in areas like poverty, health, education, gender equality, and environment. Substantial progress has been achieved in several areas, but additional progress needs to be made. With the term for the MDGs set to expire in 2015, attention has been focused on the development of a successor agenda called the post-2015 development agenda.
The Asian Development Bank (ADB), working in a regional partnership with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), has been conducting consultations to gain insights into Asia Pacific priorities and perspectives.
One of the key outcomes from the consultations thus far has been the need to engage the private sector more actively in the development of the post-2015 agenda.
Towards that end, the ADB is conducting a short online survey - that most respondents will be able to complete in less than 10 minutes - as an initial step in ascertaining the private sector’s views on the most important development issues facing Asia and the Pacific, the appropriate role for the business community, and priority areas for the post-2015 agenda.
Your participation and input is greatly appreciated, and will help ensure that private sector viewpoints are included in the process. We hope this will be an ongoing and mutually beneficial dialogue.
The survey is open to private sector representatives with primary business operations in the Asia Pacific, and we hope to collect the responses by May 27th.