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Saskia Hollander

Saskia Hollander

Saskia Hollander is director of knowledge management at The Broker and programme coordinator and knowledge manager for INCLUDE, the Knowledge Platform on Inclusive Development Policies. She holds a PhD in political science from Radboud University Nijmegen. She previously worked at the Dutch Scientific Council for Government Policy (WRR) and the Advisory Council on International Affairs (AIV). Her professional interests include democratic institutions, the quality of democracy, political participation, and political and economic inequality.

Highly ambitious or empty rhetoric?

While the UN High Level Panel report has been praised for its comprehensiveness and ambition, it is also criticized for avoiding more difficult political issues like inequality.

Lessons learned from the MDGs

The deadline for the United Nation’s Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) is approaching. A number of actors from the UN, regional organizations, academia, the private sector and civil society are involved in drawing up a post-2015 framework, which will formulate the future global development agenda. Here, The Broker sketches an overview of the process and will follow it in the period to come.

Water access crucial for development

The UN’s two-day event on water issued a call for a Post-2015 development framework that is less fragmented than the process of formulating the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and is integrated with the sustainable development agenda. So far, this is line with the main findings of The Broker’s online consultation ‘Prioritising water after 2015’. To develop a more comprehensive framework, the interlinkages between global challenges like food and energy security need to be acknowledged. Yet, exactly what form this framework should take is a question that the prominent guests left largely unanswered.

Using water wisely

The contributors to ‘Prioritising Water’ offered a wide range of sometimes detailed recommendations on how the post-2015 agenda should address the key challenges discussed during the debate. Below we take a look at these recommendations in the context of a number of broader lines of thought.

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