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On the 25 – 27 September 2015, the Post-2015 Development Agenda will be launched at a meeting of the United Nations (UN) Summit in New York. The outcome of this process will be to define the future global development framework that will succeed the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

In this crucial phase for the for the global development agenda, the Sheffield Institute for International Development (SIID) in collaboration with the Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences (FLACSO), the United Nations (UN) in Ecuador and the British Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) publishes the results of a participatory exercise identifying the main priorities, barriers and opportunities that the post-2015 agenda represents for Latin America and the Caribbean.

Participation and consultation are crucial for developing consensus within the international development community on what constitute reasonable targets for reducing poverty and exclusion and improving equity in poor countries. Responding to this urgent need to ground the global development agenda in voices from the Global South, the Latin American Perspectives on the Post-2015 Development Agenda consultation exercise was carried out in Quito, Ecuador, in April 2015. The event was attended by 40 participants from 18 different countries across the region, including academics, social activists, regional and international NGOs, think tanks and intergovernmental institutions. The value of this exercise and its results is to offer regional interpretative lenses to navigate the contents of the 17 objectives and 169 goals contained in the new global agenda. These lenses are not arbitrary, but the product of a collective process of reflection and definition of consensus among a group of experts in various areas of development.

This final report presents the main results of the consultation as well as some more general conclusions about their significance for the implementation of the post-2015 agenda for Latin America and the Caribbean.

Link to Executive Summary in English – Executive Summary Post2015LA-1

Link to full report in Spanish – LAPost2015_Informe_Final

Link to the FLACSO website