A new book by is coming out, . I listened to the 2-hour interview by released on April 3 (as usual, while on my bike and driving). The timing seems related to the upcoming meeting in October, where we are at the midpoint of the , and failing.

Here's a text summary of the interview. The list of 12 proposed initiatives isn't given as straightforward, but the idea that we might succeed on some things rather than failing on everything is likely to be appealing to many.



A series of articles by with leading media outlets has been lined up. This article in Forbes sets a direction.

> But in 2015, when the world replaced the [], things went wrong. World leaders could again have chosen to focus on a few, crucial targets. They could even have kept the same targets, since they are so important to the world’s most vulnerable people. We could have focused on pinpointing where the needs are deepest and the opportunities are greatest.

> Instead, the and world leaders came up with a hodge-podge, absurdly long list of 169 targets for the world to achieve from 2015-2030: the .


The "doable dozen" is a phrase that picked up from on the April 3 interview. The list is now more complete at Halftime for the Sustainable Development Goals microsite at copenhagenconsensus.com/halfti

> The 12 best policies to scale up, that our experts have identified, cover a wide range of areas: tuberculosis, education, maternal and newborn health, agricultural research and development, malaria, e-procurement, nutrition, land tenure security, chronic diseases, trade, child immunization and skilled migration.

> The benefit of these 12 best policies can really only be described as momentous. It will save 4.2 million lives each year and generate $1.1 trillion in additional economic benefits each and every year for the developing world.

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