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

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

The COVID-19 pandemic has shown opportunities for strengthening multi-stakeholder partnerships, especially among development partners, as they mitigate the economic, environmental and social impacts for the most vulnerable. Pandemic response efforts have often left...
On the 2020 ODA Data: Extraordinary times, underwhelming response

On the 2020 ODA Data: Extraordinary times, underwhelming response

The recently published preliminary ODA data of 2020 show that aid spending by DAC members totaled 161.2 billion USD which constitutes a 3.5% increase in real terms.[1] But while this increase is a welcome development, it is by all measures marginal compared to the...
Widening Divides as a Mechanism for Recovery — APFSD forwards a regional response to the COVID-19 pandemic that may only exacerbate inequalities

Widening Divides as a Mechanism for Recovery — APFSD forwards a regional response to the COVID-19 pandemic that may only exacerbate inequalities

Last March 23 to 26, the 8th Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (APFSD) was held virtually by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP). The forum serves to bring together representatives from multilateral...