SDG 17: Partnerships for the Goals

CSOs Underscore Constricted Civic Spaces in 4MR GPEDC Consultation

April 30, 2024

During the second session of the CSOs consultation workshop for the 4th Monitoring Round of the Philippine Governmentโ€™s compliance with the Global Partnership on Effective Development Cooperation (GPEDC) on April 23, 2024, representatives from various national civil society organizations (CSOs) highlighted the growing constraints on civic spaces despite government pledges to foster an enabling environment […]

CSO Consultation on the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation (GPEDC)

April 17, 2024

Last April 15, 2024, CSOs from among trade union federations and workers’ institutions along with CSOs networks held a consultation workshop for the 4th monitoring round of the Global Partnership on Effective Development Cooperation (GPEDC).

Asia-Pacific civic groups reiterate importance of civil society in multi-stakeholder partnerships for sustainable development

March 30, 2022

โ€œFrom what prism should we look into the progress of SDG 17, especially in multi-stakeholder partnerships? From the point of view of companies? The point of view of the government? Or the point of view of the people?โ€, Rep. Carlos Zarate of Bayan Muna Partylist asked after pointing out how multi-dimensional crises, aggravated by the pandemic and respective government responses, facilitated the profiteering agenda of the private sector vis-a-vis the worsening condition of marginalized sectors.

Building Back Better, Together: How can SDG 17 and civil society partnerships ensure genuine development in recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic?

March 24, 2022

As the Asia-Pacific region continues to โ€˜build back betterโ€™, countriesโ€™ progress on SDG 17 in addressing the pandemic must be evaluated. SDG 17 provides the means to advance other SDGs, facilitating poverty reduction, zero hunger, good health, gender equality, quality education, and climate action, among other goals.ย 

People’s Review of SDG 17: Partnership for the Goals

November 30, 2021

While SDG 17 serves to ensure the means to achieve the other sustainable development goals, negative impacts of debt distress, corporate capture of development and militarization of aid have only served to worsen the state of development in recipient countries. In the Philippines, unequal and exploitative partnerships resulted in rising debt, inaccessibility of services and shrinking of civic spaces.