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International development experts share their ideas on how wealthy countries can promote prosperity in developing countries. Follow at

Sep 1, 2015

If anyone understands the nuances and political realities of the American position on each of the seventeen Sustainable Development Goals, it is Tony Pipa. As the US Chief Negotiator for the Post-2015 Process, he helped hammer out the wording of the final document and, when he visited CGD last week, he was keen to remind me that “this was a politically inclusive process.… All countries are committing to the norms and the aspirations the goals set out.”

In this podcast, Pipa reflects on the Goals and what they mean for the world as well as US domestic policy. Podcast..