Drawing on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to guide development co-operation has the potential to profoundly strengthen the impact of our collective efforts. Understanding this, the OECD, with EU support, has undertaken a series of case studies that explore how partner countries and development partners, across a variety of development contexts, are using the SDG framework to guide policy, planning and budgeting, as well as to track implementation progress.
These case studies shed light on the myriad of benefits provided by aligning to the SDG framework, while also highlighting the political, organisational and technical challenges that hinder these efforts. Case study findings, along with the findings of similar studies undertaken in 2018-2019, have been used to prepare a report entitled, “Achieving SDG Results in Development Co-operation: Summary for Policy Makers.”
The launch event will highlight the key findings of the report and will provide an opportunity for dialogue on the ways in which different stakeholders are addressing obstacles and testing innovative solutions to enhance effective action to deliver SDG results in each and every country. In doing so, it will underscore the importance of the results agenda as central to achieving sustainable development impact.