Source material and useful links

for Tread Softly background briefings on Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable Development Goals

The Global Goals for sustainable development
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development including the Sustainable Development Goals and Targets
SDG Indicators: Global Database

The Sustainable Development Goals Report 2017 – the UN takes stock of current indicators to highlight some critical gaps and challenges for the SDGs
Spotlight on Sustainable Development 2017: Reclaiming Policies for the Public – Report of the Reflection Group on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
SDG Knowledge Hub, from International Institute for Sustainable Development
Sustainable Development Solutions Network

Aid Statistics

Final 2016 aid figures from OECD

Final ODA data for 2016: an initial analysis of key points from Development Initiatives

Aid Effectiveness and Transparency

Publish What You Fund – The Global Campaign for Aid Transparency

International Aid Transparency Initiative

Aid Transparency Index

Aid Politics

Philanthropic Power and Development – Who Shapes the Agenda

Gated Development: Is the Gates Foundation always a force for good? From Global Justice Now

Fit for whose purpose? Private funding and corporate influence in the United Nations

Public-Private Partnerships

Public-Private Partnerships and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, from UN Department for Economic and Social Affairs

Reclaiming the public (policy) space for the SDGs – extract from Spotlight on Sustainable Development

Development Finance International

Sources of Finance

Addis Ababa Action Agenda of the Third International Conference on Financing for Development

Financing the future – How international public finance should fund
a global social compact to eradicate poverty, from Overseas Development Institute

United Nations and business community, out-sourcing or crowding in? from Global Policy Watch

Safe and Just Space for Humanity

A Safe and Just Space for Humanity: can we live within the doughnut (pdf file) – the original Oxfam discussion paper
How the Planetary Boundaries framework can support national
implementation of the 2030 Agenda – from Stockholm Environment Institute

Earth Summit and WSSD

Agenda 21
Rio Declaration on Environment and Development, embracing the Rio principles


Why GDP – its origins and history, from Project Syndicate
Is It Time to Abandon GDP?, from Project Syndicate

Green Economics

What is a Green Economy? from World Resources Institute
Green Economy Coalition
The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB)
Global Footprint Network
Green Growth Knowledge Platform
Beyond GDP Initiative
Global Green Growth Institute
The nine principles of the Green Economy from Green Economy Coalition

Business and Sustainable Development

World Business Council for Sustainable Development
UN Global Compact
Global Reporting Initiative
Equator Principles
Sustainable Business from Guardian


more SDGs briefings
What is Sustainable Development?
Resistance to Sustainable Development
From MDGs to SDGs
Finance for SDGs
Aid Statistics
Aid Politics
GDP and Green Economics