What should be done to ensure that the SDGs actually change countries' development trajectories? Here are four practical steps.
When we plan a better future for an increasingly urbanised world, we need to be aware that more than half of all children now live in the tropics. That calls for solutions with a tropical character.
The African Peer Review Mechanism got off to a good start, but enthusiasm soon waned.
Countries with effective governments have reduced income poverty by almost twice the speed.
Planning innovations around the world offer inspiration, but ultimately the innovations needed to make Australia's sprawling cities more sustainable must be shaped by local conditions.
Australia has yet to properly acknowledge that the Sustainable Development Goals aren't just an issue for other countries. The problems that demand our attention are much closer to home.
We are doing well, but our economic report card is mixed.
To achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals, Australia needs to put more emphasis on addressing critical, long-term issues like inequality and climate change.
Despite a relatively slow start, South Africa can speed up its implementation of the SDGs.
South Africa has made significant progress with some of the sustainable development goal targets. But with others its lagging far behind.
There's no such thing as a one-size-fits-all plan for sustainable, healthy urban living. Urban diaries help identify what works – and doesn't work – for tropical cities like Cairns or Townsville.
Kenya spends millions treating women who have complications after unsafe abortions.
It seems there is a gap between what companies publicly assume or state they are doing with the sustainable development goals and what they are actually doing.
For healthcare to be accessible, affordable and equal, policies and programmes that promote universal health coverage need to be based on evidence.
Stigma stops people from getting tested for HIV, and staying on their treatment. Unless it's addressed, the AIDS epidemic will persist.
A new accounting system that goes beyond the capitalist understanding of value is bubbling under and could topple capitalism itself.
Leaving no-one behind is a catchphrase that seeks to ensure that all people benefit from the global development agenda set in the sustainable development goals.
Universities can contribute to the goals through education, research, innovation and leadership, but they need to get started now.
The 17 Sustainable Development Goals have distinct functions but are interrelated and requires an integrated approach from both scientists and policymakers.
Education should be for everyone not only those in formal education institutions. Popular education programmes presents an opportunity for people to learn how to contribute to a sustainable future.