Meeting the SDGs

As the 2015 deadline for the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) approaches, it is clear that progress has been made in hunger reduction. However, 805 million people remain undernourished, and malnutrition remains a challenge in almost every country worldwide: more than 2 billion suffer from micronutrient deficiencies, while another 2 billion are overweight and obese.

During talks on the post-2015 agenda to guide development strategies and investments for the next 15 years, many have called for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to recognize the interdependence of social, economic, and environmental outcomes. Currently, the SDGs consider eliminating extreme poverty by 2030 as its top priority. Given the link between poverty, hunger, and malnutrition, it is critical to address these challenges together. Through Compact2025, IFPRI will provide research-based evidence with emphasis on country-led progress in order to contribute the elimination of hunger and undernutrition by 2025 and achievement of multiple SDGs.

 

The journey after New York: Keeping the SDGs’ agenda in focus
Commentary by IFPRI Director General Shenggen Fan