GDI and the Implementation of the SDGs

May 25, 2016
United Nations, New York City

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) aim for every country to end poverty and enhance social and economic development in a sustainable manner. These goals will not be achieved without a paradigm shift involving collaboration and partnership.

Events like the July 13-16, 2015 "Financing for Development" Conference in Addis Ababa; the September 25-27, 2015, UN General Assembly and the October 9-12, 2015, Annual Meetings of the IMF-WBG in Lima have set the stage for international cooperation. With the inputs provided by Governments, donors and the international community, now it is the moment to identify areas where the WBG and other organizations can provide concrete support for the implementation of the SDGs.

To successfully implement the SDGs, we need not only the right kinds of financing but also to understand complex implementation processes. Since the SDGs are an international effort, sharing knowledge on implementation can only be done collectively, ultimately with the aim of collaborating beyond organizations. Implementing this agenda will require partnership and it will demand new ways of thinking about development and what it means for all nations and peoples. The Global Delivery Initiative will present on how its work streams and approach and contribute to support the implementation of the SDGs by harmonize and sharing lessons learned.