Local Think Tanks, Researchers Partner To Examine 7 SDG Goal Areas In Several Countries

Devex: Taking the SDGs on a road test
“…With funding from the International Development Research Center’s Think Tank Initiative and the Hewlett Foundation, and with support from the U.N. Foundation, researchers [from the Center for Policy Dialogue, Norman Paterson School of International Affairs and Southern Voice on Post-MDG International Development Goals] partnered with local think tanks to test seven goal areas and about a dozen SDGs in Canada, Bangladesh, Ghana, Peru, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, and Turkey. The idea was to get a clearer picture of how the SDGs would apply to a variety of countries, and include southern perspectives to the debate…” (Halais, 5/16).