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The United Nations' High-Level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda cited the Copenhagen Consensus Center five times in their A New Global Partnership: Eradicate Poverty and Transform Economies through Sustainable Development report. The paper can be found on the UN's webpage

It is vital that the billions of dollars that governments provide for international development are used to greatest effect to improve living standards in developing countries. I welcome the initiative of the Copenhagen Consensus Center in undertaking a project to identify the most effective development goals for 2015 and beyond. This important research is aimed at providing policy makers with additional tools to improve the management of foreign aid globally."

- Ms. Julie Bishop MP, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Australian Government 

We welcome this contribution form the Copenhagen Consensus Center and remain confident that it, along with all ideas and similar initiatives from civil society stakeholders, will enrich the deliberations."

- Amina Mohammed, Special Advisor on Post-2015 Development Planning to the Secretary General of the United Nations

Effective investments for today’s children are fundamental for a better and more equitable world in future. The Copenhagen Consensus Centre brings a simple but compelling logic to this endeavor: if we want to make sure that this world is realized for our children, let’s focus on the investments that will generate the most good.” 

- Richard Morgan, Senior Advisor on the Post-2015 Development Agenda, UNICEF

There are a lot of pressing problems in the world, and a lot of aspirations to fix them. But resources are scarce and we must prioritise our goals if we want to use our resources as well as possible. I therefore wholeheartedly commend the initiative to assess the costs and benefits of the Post-2015 goals. If done well — and I fully expect that it will be —  the value of this project may be measured in the hundreds of millions or billions of dollars. I cannot think of work that is more important, and I cannot wait to see the results."

- Will MacAskill, Founder and President of 80,000 Hours, Co-founder and Vice-President of Giving What We Can, and Research Associate at the Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, Oxford University