On 31 December 2015 the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) will expire. The Post-2015 Development Framework, often termed ‘Post-2015’, is the process led by the United Nations (UN) to define the global development framework that will succeed the MDGs.

We still need to work hard to achieve the existing MDGs by 2015. But attention is already turning to what should come next.

For many months the policy sphere has been awash with critiques of the MDGs and proposals for the vision and content of what we do Post-2015. Civil society, governments, academics and some businesses are putting huge resources into this process.

It’s critical that the months ahead are used to agree an inclusive Post-2015 Framework, which reflects the needs and priorities of those directly affected by poverty and injustice, and can legitimately shape development policy and funding for decades to come.