About the report: Beyond Income, Beyond Averages, Beyond Today
This report looks at inequalities in human development with a new lens. It assesses what inequalities are becoming important today, how they differ around the world and among population groups, and how they are changing. People’s discontent with inequality is linked to perceptions of unfairness in their societies. The depth of inequality must be assessed beyond income, beyond averages (and summary measures of inequality) and beyond today.
Mapping the National Development Plan to the United Nations and the African Union Sustainable Development Agendas
This mapping exercise highlights the convergence between South Africa’s NDP and SDG targets, as well as between the NDP and Agenda 2063 of the African Union. The exercise also examines the gaps that occur between the NDP and the two development frameworks. There is a very high level of convergence of 94.87% between the NDP Objectives and Agenda 2063 Goals and Priority Areas. The difference is mainly in Aspiration 5 which is not reflected in the NDP. The level of convergence between the NDP objectives and SDG targets is also quite high at 74%, though it should be noted from the onset that the NDP remains a reflection of the challenges identified in the Diagnostic Report in response to specific challenges that the country faced in the period from 1994 to 2010, and could thus not be expected to be completely in tandem with the SDGs. Further, owing to South Africa’s leadership role in most global and continental processes preceding the adoption of the SDGs and the African Union Agenda 2063, it would be expected that there would be a significant level of convergence between South Africa’s development frameworks and the global/ continental agenda.
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Maendeleo Policy Forum
Maendeleo Policy Forum
A space for African leaders, international mediators and negotiators, researchers, policy makers, development practitioners and writers on African issues, to dialogue and debate on critical issues of development in Africa.