Achieving the Impossible-Can we be SDG 16 believers

2016. Author: Alan Whaites and OECD

This paper discusses the trajectory for achieving SDG 16 and focuses on how development co-operation providers and other actors can better support developing countries to achieve the goal. The paper argues that while the challenges of achieving the goal are stark - given current rates of progress across most countries – there is no reason for defeatism. In order to speed up progress and change current trajectories, the development community needs to focus more on those factors that can either positively or negatively influence the speed of progress on governance reform. The paper identifies five: the political settlement, economic growth, the quality of international assistance, the presence of external incentives and global norms.

  • SDG 16
  • Research/Lessons Learned
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