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HLPF 2017: Invitation Event – “Spotlight on Sustainable Development 2017”

Conversation with authors of the Civil Society Report Spotlight on Sustainable Development 2017 Reclaiming policies for the public: Privatization, partnerships, corporate capture and their impact on sustainability and inequality - assessments and alternatives The 2017 edition focuses on privatization, partnerships, corporate capture and the impact they have on sustainability and inequality. The articles and textboxes cover all sectors of the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs. According to the report, it is time to counter privatization…
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HLPF 2017: Invitation Event – “SDG-implementation: How are governments doing their part?”

“SDG-implementation: How are governments doing their part?” The experience of Civil Society shadow (or spotlight) reporting. How it is key for meaningful participation and accountability Alternative “shadow” reporting is a well-established tool of civil society to hold governments accountable to their commitments. A number of CSOs have prepared shadow or spotlight reports to follow-up on their governments efforts to implement the 2030-Agenda. Stalled, or slipping back, is the theme that appears in many of the…
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Review of SDGs implementation: Too many public-private-partnerships went wrong

Mr. Roberto Bissio, Executive Director of Third World Institute (ITeM), demanded the need to better define the different roles of different stakeholders and the rules that bind them. There are regrettably too many examples of public-private-partnerships that went wrong. In 2013 the World Bank's IFC published the report "Investing in Women's Employment: Good for Business, Good for Development" to highlight WINvest (Investing in Women), the World Bank Group's Global Partnership initiative with the private sector…
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Social security is even more important in time of crisis

Social security is a human right and in time of crisis is even more important, not just to face the crisis and the impact on people but also to estabilize the economy said Roberto Bissio, executive director of Third World Institute - ITeM, who was a speaker on behalf of the Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors (GCSPF) at the side event "Financing Social Protection Floors throught economic cycles". The video of Roberto Bissio’s participation…
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