Governments will need to work much more closely with business, civil society and philanthropic foundations in international development – and give these non-state actors more say in operations – if they are to achieve the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals, according to the OECD’s latest annual report on development.
The Development Co-operation Report 2015: Making Partnerships Effective Coalitions for Action examines how multi-stakeholder partnerships could be adapted to fit the new SDGs. It examines at what worked – and what didn’t – with partnerships designed to achieve the Millennium Development Goals, which were more government-led.
The report looks at 11 existing partnerships around the world in areas like health, education, energy, trade, statistics and peacebuilding. It makes recommendations for building on existing structures to ensure they connect global strategies with local implementation, provide incentives for action and include mechanisms for mutual accountability. It sets out 10 success factors to measure partnerships against.