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The SDGs must leave no one behind

Many of the poorest and most marginalised groups have not benefitted enough from progress on the Millennium Development Goals. In a new blog post, Tanvi Bhatkal explains why a shift in attitude and policy is needed.

The latest in our Sustainable Development Goal blog series comes from Tanvi Bhatkal, a Research Officer at the Overseas Development Institute’s (ODI) Growth Poverty and Inequality programme.

Overall, over the last 15 years, there has been significant progress in reducing poverty in terms of income and in relation to health, education and living standards. Yet, the experiences of different groups and individuals within countries diverge. And many of the poorest and most marginalised groups have not benefitted enough.

A recent ODI report underlines just how deeply entrenched marginalisation is, how vulnerabilities often overlap to amplify disadvantages, and just how little we know about some groups that are likely to be deprived. The Institute has also released a short film, made in Ghana, which illustrates what life can be like when you’re part of a group being ‘left behind’.

Read the full article and watch the film here on the Eldis blog.