The year 2015 is pivotal in international development. It marks the adoption of the ambitious Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that will underpin a coordinated global effort to end extreme poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and fix climate change. Many of the sustainable development goals have been part of the agenda of broad-based development institutions like the World Bank Group for many years. Furthermore, the SDGs build on the earlier Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which were aimed at significantly reducing disease, illiteracy, gender inequality, hunger, and poverty, and improving access to water and sanitation.