What Are the SDGs?
Why Are These Goals Important?
The ultimate purpose of public policy is to improve the lives of people now and into the future – by enhancing their capabilities and opportunities (i.e. substantive freedoms) to pursue the lives they value, provided of course that, in doing so, they do not interfere with others’ substantive freedoms to do the same. The next building block is the recognition that, while people have every right to choose the kinds of lives they wish to live, there is a huge (and growing) body of empirical evidence that suggests that, irrespective of culture, history, or time, these valued lives have some common ingredients.