Are we ready for a 'universal' development agenda?

The sustainable development goals are ambitious — very ambitious. A number of developed countries haven't achieved the targets that are being set. Could global governance become a political lightning rod as U.S. presidential candidates stake out positions and world leaders prepare to convene at the United Nations?

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  • Michael Igoe

    Michael Igoe is a Senior Reporter with Devex, based in Washington, D.C. He covers U.S. foreign aid, global health, climate change, and development finance. Prior to joining Devex, Michael researched water management and climate change adaptation in post-Soviet Central Asia, where he also wrote for EurasiaNet. Michael earned his bachelor's degree from Bowdoin College, where he majored in Russian, and his master’s degree from the University of Montana, where he studied international conservation and development.