The right order

It has been estimated it will cost upwards of $45 trillion over the next 15 years to fulfill the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, the centerpiece of a global effort to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all.

But until now, there has been no logical path to meeting the 17 goals. Jeff Leitner has released the first-ever sequencing of the SDGs, the result of a survey of economists, political scientists and social scientists around the world, working in public institutions, think tanks, universities, foundations, and civil society organizations.


The sequencing was done in partnership with OECD and New America, where Leitner is a Fellow. He was enlisted in this effort by former U.S. State Department official Tomicah Tillemann, with whom GreenHouse has worked to re-design international organizations and U.S. support of emerging democracies.