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.’
Converging interests: Philanthropy-Government collaboration to achieve the SDGs
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).