In 2015, the international community adopted 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to focus development policy globally. The Goals range across diverse fields of public policy from industry, finance and agriculture to education, sanitation, social protection and environmental stewardship.
How should actors from public, private and community sectors strive to ensure that the SDGs are all pursued together and with equal vigour, rather than piecemeal? Development professionals based at IDS and the University of Sussex explored these questions using foresight methods. Their deliberations shed light on the challenges of creating a future for humanity that will be more sustainable, secure, inclusive and egalitarian.