‘Leave no one behind’ (LNOB) is the rallying cry of the SDGs. Through this project, IIED is working with partners in Asia and Africa to ask what the words mean to different groups and what action is needed to turn them from rhetoric to reality. In Southeast Asia, their case studies show how low-income urban groups already recognise the need to be inclusive and use different tools and approaches to make sure no one in their community is left behind. In Tanzania, IIED's analysis of public finance data offers a stark reminder that politics and money still favour the few over the many. And in Bangladesh, their exploration of a fisheries value chain reveals that it is viable and commercially valuable, but deeply inequitable and socially unjust.
IIED Briefing: Leave no one behind: from ambition to action - A first look at what it will take to keep the SDG promise
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