“Leave no one behind” is a core principle of the 2030 Agenda.
By endorsing the declaration, all countries pledged that “no one will be left behind. Recognising that the dignity of the human person is fundamental, we wish to see the Goals and targets met for all nations and for all segments of society. And we will endeavour to reach the furthest behind first”.
Based on a review of published literature and interviews with key government officials and civil society representatives, this report provides an overview of some of the main actions being undertaken by European donor governments, multilateral development institutions and international civil society organisations that are intended to contribute to realising the commitment to “leave no one behind”.
This report builds on a Bond “leave no one behind” paper published in 2016 that sets out ten principles that development stakeholders should bear in mind whilst realising the pledge. These principles provide the framework for analysis of the plans and actions described in this paper.