So, you have USD $2.5 trillion and 15 years to spend it - how do you distribute it for the best outcome for the World?
When setting the Millennium Development Goals, then Secretary-General of the U.N. Kofi Annan worked with a close-knit team of advisors. Current Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, has overseen a considerably more open process; a call for public input that has yielded more than 5 million recommendations. At the U.N., a High Level Panel (chaired by Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, and British Prime Minister David Cameron), is working with an Open Working Group to represent the interests of 70 countries.
This process, while laudable for its inclusivity, has created a different issue: 169 potential goals. And not all of them provide a good ROI.