Partnerships, power and the SDGs at #DSA2016

Multi-stakeholder partnerships are considered critical to delivering the 2030 Agenda. How are they doing so far?

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  1. A series of global summits in 2015 hammered out the 2030 Agenda, which includes a number of agreements to address development financing (July), sustainable development (SDGs: September) and climate change (December). Multi-stakeholder partnerships that bring together representatives from public, private and third sectors are often presented as an essential ingredient for the fair implementation of this global agenda, mirroring the participatory spirit in which these goals were created.

    Studies of 'partnership' also often assume that establishing a 'partnership' automatically mitigates existing power inequalities. But what happens in practice? What solutions can be offered to issues identified?
  2. Thank you Sergio Sandoval (UNRISD) for the image!
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