In September of 2015, the United Nations adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The17 goals include the eradication of hunger, the elimination of poverty, universal primary education and gender equality among others. The deadline to achieve these goals is 2030. With such an ambitious agenda, how will countries around the world meet the deadline? Homi Kharas, CDPR Fellow and Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, was the Lead Author of the report by a High Level Panel advising the UN Secretary General on the SDGs. He explains to CDPR Chairman Ijaz Nabi what the SDGs are, and how he expects they will be implemented.