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Published Feb. 9, 2018 12:05 PM

Dagens Næringsliv: Private sector efforts towards the Sustainable Development Goals must not end in failure. That will require division of responsibility and long-term dedication, argue Benedicte Bull and Dan Banik.

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Published Feb. 7, 2018 11:32 AM

What Works: The idea of “sustainable development” has witnessed a resurrection in the past couple of years following the adoption of the 2030 Agenda and its accompanying 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 193 heads of state in 2015. Since its inception in the international development discourse in the late 1980s, sustainable development has acquired new layers of meaning and been celebrated for its rhetorical appeal to political correctness. But is it a useful tool for global development?

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Published Feb. 7, 2018 11:23 AM

Vårt Land: "We obviously face great challenges, but we have also accomplished a lot, something we tend to ignore" says Dan Banik. He is now offering the course «What Works: Promising Practices in International Development» for the 3rd time.

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Published Dec. 13, 2017 5:27 PM

Bistandsaktuelt: It has been two years since the SDGs were put on the international development agenda. Dan Banik reflects on what the world has achieved so far, who have shown the greatest interest for the new agenda and, not least, where the challenges lie ahead. Full text here (NB! In Norwegian)

Published Dec. 8, 2017 4:01 PM

Global Policy: Dan Banik and Jason Miklian show how and why the private sector's role in sustainable development has become a $2 trillion shadow industry, and ask what this change means for the future of development and even the liberal international order itself. You can read the full article here