•   Clear goals help to focus everyone on what is to be achieved;
•   But there also need to be plans to get to the goals;
•   And there also need to be the resources to implement the plans;
•   And there needs to be management systems to ensure that resources are used properly.
THE SDG GOALS ARE NOT COHERENT
•   This is not suprising ;
•   This is a result of compromise between parties that are in fundamental disagreement.
TARGETS and INDICATORS
•   There is a huge body of work developing targets and indicators that are coherent with the SDGs;
•   Many, of these were already in use in support of the MDGs introduced in 2000!
SUCCESS OF THE SDGs
•   This will be constrained by lack of financial resources;
•   While the goals are ambitious, the availability of financial resources is totally inadequate;
•   There are mechanisms to talk about this issue, but little action to fix the problem!