Converging interests: Philanthropy-Government collaboration to achieve the SDGs

September 1, 2016

This practical guide, prepared for the SDG Philanthropy Platform, seeks to show models of collaboration and governance, opportunities and challenges, as well as experiences of collaboration between philanthropy and governments to achieve the SDGs, taking 4 pilot cases: Colombia, Ghana, Kenya and Indonesia. The document was presented as input for the High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF 2016).

The SDGs comprise a universal agenda without borders, oriented towards addressing the most pressing global challenges of the day as part of a shared commitment to end poverty, inequality and injustice regardless of where or how it occurs. The advent of a revamped new set of global goals marks the emergence of an important consensus on global priorities. The SDGs place an emphasis on the interconnectedness of targets to achieve economic development, environmental sustainability and social inclusion.  However, people living in poverty, and those facing discrimination, are in danger of being left out of the progress that the SDGs promise. The new Agenda is not just about development cooperation —defined simply as a funding or aid mechanism — rather it is about achieving structural economic, environmental and political transformation across all countries in order to ensure ‘no one is left behind.’

About the Authors

Javier Surasky

PhD in International Relations and International Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Action, has taught courses in different postgraduate careers, including the Master’s Degree in International Relations and the Master’s Degree in Human Rights at the National University of La Plata (Argentina).

Acerca de los Autores

Javier Surasky

PhD in International Relations and International Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Action, has taught courses in different postgraduate careers, including the Master’s Degree in International Relations and the Master’s Degree in Human Rights at the National University of La Plata (Argentina).

Share This