The Data Revolution: Our Recommendations

As we settle into 2015 - when the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will be finalised - the first session of intergovernmental negotiations is fast approaching, in just over a week.

The first session will be a time to take stock, prepare ourselves for the year ahead, and think about how to agree on the goals and targets we'll set ourselves as a global community. As this happens, it's essential that we continue to think ahead to how we'll implement and monitor the framework, and ensure accountability.

Key to this, and central to a lot of the exciting work we're doing at Restless Development is the "Data Revolution".

Here are our key recommendations for what the data revolution needs to deliver, how that can fit into the post-2015 development agenda, and how young women and men can and should play a vital role...

08 Jan 2015

Young People demand accountability on Sexual and Reproductive Health

On Saturday 6th December nearly 200 young people from across Africa gathered at a Youth Symposium in Lusaka to discuss the barriers young people face to accessing sexual and reproductive health information and services.

12 Dec 2014


A few days ago, I and many other people plugged into the post-2015 development agenda watched the clock and counted down the minutes, waiting for a Synthesis Report from the office of the UN Secretary General (UNSG) to be released. The report, titled “The Road to Dignity by 2030: Ending Poverty, Transforming All Lives and Protecting the Planet”, sets out six essential elements for delivering the next global development agenda – dignity, people, prosperity, planet, justice, partnership - and is one of the last signposts on the long road to finalising the Sustainable Development Goals, (SDGs). The SDGs and accompanying ‘post-2015 package’ – including how to finance it all, and how to report on progress - will be finalised by the UN General Assembly next September, after almost 5 years in the making.

08 Dec 2014

Youth Well-Being: Measuring what matters


02 Dec 2014


In this five-part series commissioned by Restless Development’s Global Policy and Practice unit, Dr Nicole Goldin asks what it would take in practical terms to have young people at the very heart of both monitoring the Sustainable Development Goals and also holding governments to account for their delivery. In this first piece, released as global civil society convenes at the CIVICUS International Civil Society Week, Dr Goldin explores the particular role civil society movements and organisations could play.

21 Nov 2014

Citizen Action, People Power: Restless Development at International Civil Society Week

The CIVICUS World Assembly is one of the key global moments in any year for global civil society. Restless Development will be joining this year’s Assembly as part of the International Civil Society Week (ICSW) 2014, taking place in Johannesburg from 19th to 24th November under the banner of ‘Citizen Action, People Power’.

14 Nov 2014

Partnership with KPMG celebrated with CSR Award

On Wednesday 24th October, Restless Development and KPMG won the Charity Times Award 2014  for Corporate Social Responsibility Project of the Year, celebrating the BRIGHT programme and their wider partnership.


24 Oct 2014