Leave No One Behind
A central tenet of the SDGs is the principle of ‘Leave No One Behind’ which underscores the importance of achieving the SDGs for the most marginalized and vulnerable sections of the population.
For India to achieve the targets of the SDGs, the progress of these vulnerable (LNOB) communities is critical. However, the use of national aggregates to measure progress fails to capture the data or the voices of these communities, thereby making them invisible, uncounted and left behind in this development narrative.
Given their work with vulnerable communities, civil society organizations are key to a multi-stakeholder partnership to effectively translate the transformative agenda on ground and reach the ‘Furthest Behind First’ to achieve Agenda 2030 for all.