Video On Demand

Sustainable Development Goal #17: Partnerships for the Goals

March 7, 2019 • 10:00 – 11:30 am EST

Please join us on March 7th for a discussion of Sustainable Development Goal#17 which aims to strengthen global partnerships to support and achieve the ambitious targets of the 2030 Agenda, bringing together national governments, the international community, civil society, the private sector, and other actors.

After rapidly increasing for many years, official development assistance (ODA) has remained relatively constant for the last five years. Without significant increases in ODA, developing countries will need to identify new sources of development finance in order to meet growing and changing global challenges. Private sector and development finance institution (DFI) spending will soon make up a much larger percentage of development assistance than ODA. Current public-sector funding cannot (and should not) close the $2.5 trillion annual investment gap necessary for reaching the sustainable development goals (SDGs), nor is the public sector as adept at scaling impact and growth across emerging markets. What are the opportunities for public-private partnerships to meet the SDGs? How can blended finance be used to increase financing for the goals?

Please join us at CSIS (1616 Rhode Island Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. 20036) for this important discussion.

This event is part of the "Chevron Forum for Development" series on the Sustainable Development Goals and made possible with general support from Chevron. So far, we have hosted events on the role of the private sector and on SDG#7 on affordable and clean energy.

Event Partners

Daniel F. Runde
Senior Vice President; William A. Schreyer Chair; Director, Project on Prosperity and Development
Director of Mass-Targeted Nutrition, Mars Incorporated
Director of the Corporate Responsibility Initiative, Harvard Kennedy School
Assistant Administrator & Director, Bureau of External Relations and Advocacy, UNDP